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The brakes of the bicycle are one of the most important components for the cyclist's safety, as riding with bad brakes can result in serious accidents. Keeping the brakes in good condition is relatively simple and in many cases, all you have to do is change the brake pads or adjust the tension of the cables.

There are many different bicycle brake systems, but here we are going to explain the two main ones:

Rim brakes are the most well-known and widespread, due to their effectiveness and lower cost. They work by applying force from friction pads to the rim of the wheel by pulling on the brake levers in the handlebars, to slow the bike down To keep your rim brakes in good condition you simply have to change the brake pads (when worn or in poor condition) or tighten the brake cables which go from the brake levers on the handlebars to the metal shoes that hold the brake pads, with tools.

Disc brakes are much more effective than rim brakes, but are more expensive. These brakes are mechanical or hydraulic and are increasingly used especially in mountain biking. Changing the pads of these brakes is relatively simple and anyone can do it at home. The disc brakes are very powerful and just by pulling on the brake lever a little, braking is strong and safe. When greasing the bike chain, the lubricant must be sprayed on the chain rings so that the liquid does not damage the disc brakes.

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Shimano 105 10-Speed Right-hand Rear Shifter Black
Typically reliable Shimano quality
Great place to purchase your cycling components. This item is all you have come to expect from a brand like Shimano.
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Shimano Ultegra R8070 Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper Rear
Prima onderdeel
Hoge kwaliteit
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Shimano XT M8100 Post Mount Brake Caliper
Great value
Easy to fit and excellent stopping power. Hopefully the ceramic pistons hold up. Excellent all weather braking with resin pads.
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Shimano Deore XT Left Brake Lever
Great product
Met my expectations perfectly, works great, comfortable feel and easy setup. Great value for money.
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SRAM X4 Trigger 8-Speed Right Hand MTB Shifter (Rear)
good shifter
the old one was damaged in an off this went straight on with no problems and works flawlessly
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SRAM X4 3V Trigger Index 3-Speed Left Hand MTB Shifter (Front)
works well
replaced the old one and does exactly what it says on the tin
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SRAM X4 Trigger 8-Speed Right Hand MTB Shifter (Rear)
Brand new and very quick delivery
Was absolutely perfect
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Ritchey Cable Barrel Adjuster
Great price
Just the job
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Zipp Cork Brake Pad Inserts for SRAM/Shimano (Pair)
Good qualty
very high quality stuff
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Shimano STEPS E7000 left control with 400mm cable
Meet my requirements
Recommend you
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Shimano R7000/RS805 L03A Disc Brake Pads Cooled Resin
Great price
Genuine replacements
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Shimano Disc Brake Pads M9000/M8100/M8000/RS785 G03A Resin
Genuine article
Top Quality
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Shimano M501 Post Mount 4-Piston Back Disc Brake Black
Cheap but good quad piston brake
Like a cheap version of the zee.
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Shimano XTR BR-M9120/M8120/M7120 N04C Metal Disc Brake Pads
Will buy again
Recommended, good value and great quality
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