First invented in 1898 by Willard M. Farrow, the coaster brake, also known as a back pedal brake or foot brake (torpedo or contra in some countries, in Italy contropedale), is a type of integrated into the back hub with an internal freewheel. Freewheeling functions as with other systems, but when back pedaled, the brake engages after a fraction of a revolution. The coaster brake can be found in both single-speed and .
For the athlete, the best back brace will provide compression and protect against strains while feeling comfortable. The is ideal for athletes with vertical lumbar stays to help with posture to reduce pulling your back. The Bionic Back is made of stretch webbing and breathable mesh for cool comfort around the torso.