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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Uber says it fixed its e-bikes with similar brake problems as Lyft, but some riders were still injured

Rachelle Kuebler-Weber had only been riding the Jump pedal-assist electric bike for about 15 minutes when the front wheel locked up, sending her flying over the handlebars.

“It happened as soon as I hit the brakes,” Kuebler-Weber said. “I barely touched it. It was like the front tire hit a brick wall.” The fall broke her wrist, gave her a mild concussion, and left her left side completely bruised. She posted several photos of herself looking downcast in a cast and sling on Facebook.

Jump, which is owned by ride-hail giant Uber, has hundreds of pedal-assist electric bikes scattered across dozens of cities in the US and Europe. The red-painted bikes use the same brand of brakes — Japan’s Shimano — as rival Lyft, which operates bike-share...

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The Verge - Tech Posts

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