Air brakes were components that helped to slow down speeder bikes and podracers. Better air brakes were used to decrease the amount of time to slow a Podracer down, although the brakes were best used to slow the vehicle down for taking sharp turns, as opposed to coming to a complete stop. The Toydarian parts dealer Watto sold air brakes for truguts.
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Racer Revenge
- "Swoop Gangs"—Star Wars Adventure Journal 6 (First mentioned)
- Star Wars: Episode I: Racer: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide
- Star Wars: Racer Revenge: Prima's Official Strategy Guide