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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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SRAM Red/Level Ultimate/Level TLM Organic Steel Disc Brake Pads
sram red brake pads.
Good product
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Shimano R7000/RS805 L03A Disc Brake Pads Cooled Resin
Best price anywhere.
I like to have the organic pads instead of the sintered.
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Shimano XT M8100 12-Speed Right Gear Lever With Bracket
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Shimano R7000/RS805 L03A Disc Brake Pads Cooled Resin
Great product
Perfect
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SRAM G2 Ultimate Front Brake black
Great brakes
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SRAM G2 Ultimate Rear Brake black
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If you want carbon brakes thats good
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SRAM Red eTap AXS Right Brake Lever
SRAM quality
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Great Quality
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Does as described
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Saccon MTB/Road 50m 5mm Brake Cable Sleeve Black
Good quality
Does as described
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Saccon Brake Lining Stop 5x16mm (100 units)
Good quality
Does as described
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Clamp Avid Matchmaker Elixir R / CR black (2 units)
Orignal product
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Recommended
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Look and feel amazing
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