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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.

Opinions featured in Bicycle Brakes & Controls

SRAM Red eTap Hydraulic Monoblock Brake Cable Black
Perfect product
As described
Shimano ZEE 2-Way Release 10-Speed Right Hand Shifter
Quality shifter
Fit was perfect and excellent action
SRAM Guide R / RE / DB5 / Code R G2 Spare Piston Handle
Quality well fitting piston
Quality parts that fit a treat , nothing more to be said
Galfer Brake Pads For E-Bike Magura MT5/MT7
Best pads for MT7
The pads last a long time and the power is great
Galfer Advanced Disc Brake Pads for Formula Mega, R1 2008-, RX 2009-, T1 and The One
Good quality
Recommend this product
Magura 7.P.Performance 2-Piston Disc Brake Pads
Prijzige blokjes
Werken prima
Shimano M9000/M8100/M7100 J03A Disc Brake Pads Chilled Resin
Good brake pads
Excellent quality
Shimano STEPS E7000 left control with 400mm cable
Shimano perfect.
Quality shimano product as expected.
Replacement SRAM E-Tap right hand drive for brake disc without red clamp
Works perfectly as it should
Component fits perfectly and works as it should.
Shimano 105 Double 10-Speed Shifter Set Black
value for money, prompt delivery.
Shimano products as expected, keen pricing and prompt delivery
Shimano 105 Double 10-Speed Shifter Set Black
Fantastic and best price around.
Excellent quality
Replacement kit spare parts + SRAM spring for brake New Red
Couldn’t find anywhere else
Sram quality
SwissStop Shimano Dura ACE Pad Set
Quiet at last
swapped out to these as couldnt stand the noise of the sintered Shimano branded pads in the wet. A significant improvement
Replacement kit SRAM cover tank handle + membrane Guide R / RS / RSC / DB5
Perfect replacement
Genuine quality as expected

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