Using the world’s first brake power meter prototype, a number of data sets were collected for a PhD thesis.
One of the early articles has been published online. Follow this link to a limited number of free copies!
One of the big surprises came when we found that we could predict cross-country lap performance by using a combination of power in the cranks (we call it propulsive power) and power in the brakes.
We always assumed that braking was important for things like downhill MTB, but now that we can measure braking with the brake power meter we can show the importance of braking in other cycling sports.
The tech developments and science remain ongoing!