Having squishy brakes is quite scary. I always kept worrying about what if this happens when I’m riding downhill on a trail. Luckily, that’s close to impossible to happen unless you cut the hydraulic brake hose on something. Which again, I don’t recall ever seeing it happen on a trail ever. A problem often happens,
Brakes are quite critical in mountain biking. The first thing you want to make sure is in good condition before you start riding is the brakes. Especially which brake and brake pad fit the type of mountain biking you are interested in. There are different types of brake pads and so they perform differently in
V-brakes are still a perfectly viable option for any bicycle, including the mountain bike. There are better options but that doesn’t mean V-brakes aren’t good enough for an average rider. After all, most riders are sold on the fact that v-brakes are easy to maintain. However, there are issues that can become annoying if not
Bicycle brakes went through a lot of changes and inventions throughout the years, one could even say unnecessary changes. Nonetheless, one thing is certain, disc brakes have the most stopping power of all bike brakes ever invented. That’s why we can see them becoming a piece of standard equipment for almost any type of bicycle.
I actually believe that is one of the most common questions today: Are disc brakes better for road bikes than traditional rim brakes? Recently, we see that many bicycle companies now have mostly bicycle models with disc brakes. In fact, a lot of money is being invested in marketing focused on selling discs for every
Having hydraulic disc brake pads too close to each other leaves no place for the rotor to spin freely. There are several different reasons why pistons don’t retract completely. It’s actually a widespread problem, and some causes are straightforward to fix. However, there are deeper mechanical problems that can cause pistons to be out of