Video: Homemade ABS on a Mountain Bike - Pinkbike
Anti-Lock Braking is most often seen on cars and motorbikes to stop skidding on tarmac, but would it work on a bike as well? Tom Stanton, a British engineering student, YouTuber and wheelie cheat device maker, cobbled together a system and tried it out on his own mountain bike to find out.This isn't the first ABS system we've seen on bikes, Bosch have one for touring and commuter ebikes, but it's impressive that a functional system can be pieced together using some fairly rudimentary electronics. The video is fairly long but offers a great insight if you want to follow the whole trial and error process, however if you just want to see the system in action, it's best to skip to the 13-minute mark.
Spoiler time now... Tom comes to about the same conclusion we do - ABS isn't ideal for a lot of off-road situations and, as much as this is a cool experiment to try, the best ABS system probably already exists in your finger.