The detangler, Gyro or rotor is an invention for the freestyle BMX bicycle, allowing the handlebars to turn a complete 360° rotation without the brake cables getting tangled up. A detangler is usually only used for the rear brake cable.
One may also ask, how do you put a gyro on a BMX?
Similarly, who invented the gyro for BMX?
Brian Scura designed the Odyssey GYRO and rakes in a commission of $1 per Gyro made. Freestylin october 1986: THE GYRO WORTH THE WAIT. You’ve no doubt seen it advertised.
Why do people take brakes off BMX?
BMX Gyros / Detanglers are the main reason why anyone saying that riding brakeless allows you to do more tricks is lying. The design of BMX detanglers has come a long way since their inception but a lot of riders still don’t enjoy their use.
Brakes: Freestyle bikes come with front and rear brakes. BMX and jump bikes usually sport only rear brakes. Brake type is also important. BMXers require pure stopping power so they prefer linear-pull brakes, which offers the ultimate grip.
The brake detangler aka gyro was invented and introduced to BMX in the mid 80’s, which changed the game back then. Fast forward 30some years and Kink BMX came out with their version, the Myriad gyro, featuring a bearingless design for low maintenance and longer durability!
The Mission BMX Gyro Tabs get installed with the fixing bolts to the laterally drilled holes of the head tube of the frame and serve to receive and adjust the lower rotor cable. The Mission BMX Gyro Tabs fit to any frame that is equipped with Gyro Tab holes on the head tube.