Detangler – Wikipedia

Detangler - Wikipedia

The detangler, Gyro or rotor[1] is an invention for the freestyle BMX bicycle, permitting the handlebars to show an entire 360° rotation with out the brake cables getting tousled.[2]
A detangler is normally solely used for the rear brake cable. The entrance brake cable could be routed via the stem, through a hole stem bolt referred to as a Pott’s mod bolt,[3] and fork steer tube to keep away from the tangling drawback.

The way it works[edit]

The only cable from the handlebar’s rear brake lever divides into two cables that are routed to reverse sides of the stem or fork steer tube and into cable stops. The internal cables connect with steel tabs on a disc hooked up to the higher aspect of a thrust bearing positioned across the stem or steer tube. Squeezing the brake lever pulls the internal cables and causes the bearing meeting to rise. A second disc is hooked up to the underside of the thrust bearing such that your complete meeting strikes collectively up and down the steering axis whereas every disc can rotate independently across the axis. A second set of cables are hooked up to tabs on this decrease disc and move via cable stops mounted on the both aspect of the top tube. The 2 decrease cables merge again into one after which are routed to the rear brake. The cables are cut up on this method to make sure that the detangler mechanism strikes equally on either side.

An easier, much less frequent variation of the system, termed a “twin cables” brake, does away with the splitters for the higher and decrease cables, as an alternative merely working two cables from the brake lever to the detangler and from there to the brake. Whereas this will enhance reliability, it could want extra upkeep.


  • Cables don’t get tangled which permits bike tips such because the tailwhip or barspin to be carried out.
  • If a dual-cable setup is used, mechanical friction is lowered.[2]


  • More durable to arrange than a single, steady cable.
  • Extra cables to lubricate.
  • Twin cables decreases the flexing, however may give a inflexible really feel that some individuals don’t like.
  • It’s barely heavier and dearer than a traditional configuration.
  • It’s doable to experience with the fork reversed, which modifies the bicycle’s steering traits.

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