ABS on e-bikes? It’s what potential consumers want, study finds

More than half of potential e-bike buyers would like an anti-lock braking system on their bikes but without the added costs...

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More than half of Brits looking to buy an e-bike say they’d like a bike equipped with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), and one-third of potential consumers would like to see ABS added as standard across all e-bikes, a recent study finds

By measuring wheel speed and regulating brake pressure, an anti-lock braking system prevents the wheels from locking up, thereby preventing any skidding to maintain traction, control and maneuverability. While standard on cars and motorcycles, bicycles have been an ABS holdout with only a few higher-end e-bikes offering the safety feature. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.