Bicycle Brakes & Controls

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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

Shimano GRX RX810 Flat Mount Rear Disc Brake Lever
Reliable quality.
Does what it says on the tin - they work. These replace Hope callipers which look great yet performance was not that great.
Shimano SLX 160 mm Center Lock Ice-Tech Disc Rotor
Brake Disc
Genuine Shimano Part
Spare piston handle SRAM Guide RSC G2
Bleed pipe for brakes
Brake bleed pipe for hydraulic brakes on Mountain bikes handy tool for bleeding sram brakes
Magura MT Trail Sport Hydraulic Disc Brake Set PostMount 1 Finger Lever Black
good stuff
Bedding of the brake pads takes a bit but don't despair, great setup for entry level and once set, great stopping power. Tons of tubing and came pre-bled with all the extra bits to either shorten or bleed the setup. I'm very happy with them.
SRAM Guide Ulitmate and 17 black hydraulic hose
What it said on the tin
What I ordered delivered when they said it Can’t ask for more than that
Shimano Deore RT64 160 mm Brake Disc Centre Lock
Great quality v
Good range of products Prompt delivery
Shimano M9000/M987M/8000/M785 G04S Disc Brake Pads Metal
2nd set of this compound
I've had these before and they work well seem to last well and give good braking.
Shimano R7000/RS805 L03A Disc Brake Pads Cooled Resin
Great product
SRAM G2 Ultimate Rear Brake black
Great brakes
If you want carbon brakes thats good
Saccon Galvanized MTB Brake Cable 1.5x2300mm (100 units)
Good quality
Does as described

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