Bicycle Brakes - Reliable Delay in All Driving Situations!
Brakes are for losers! A saying that is often and gladly thrown into the room, but definitely not sustainable! Correctly it should mean that the faster biker brakes better and more targeted! The brakes on your bike must provide maximum performance with every braking. In addition to the forces acting on the bike brake, creates an extreme thermal load. It does not take a long descent to overstrain a bad brake and risk a fall or accident. In the interest of your own health you should only resort to the quality products of well-known manufacturers. Years of experience and countless tests bring you brakes that you can trust in all driving situations!
MTB brakes - wear parts and accessories
One of the classic bike brakes is the rim brake. Due to the further development of, for example, V-brakes, the rim brakes are convincing today with a very good deceleration and good meterability. Optimum deceleration values in all driving situations can be achieved with a disc brake. The system offers a constant and reliable deceleration even under the most adverse conditions, and the ability to dose a disc is not comparable to a rim brake. The disc brakes are also very low maintenance and not susceptible. We stock mechanical as well as hydraulic disc brakes in our shop. The brake pads or brake pads are wear parts and must be replaced from time to time. From the brake disc on the brake line to the brake handle you will find the right spare parts for all brands and all brake types. For the maintenance of hydraulic disc brakes we also recommend a bleeding kit.
We stock mechanical as well as hydraulic disc brakes in our shop. The brake pads or brake pads are wear parts and must be replaced from time to time. From the brake disc on the brake line to the brake handle you will find the right spare parts for all brands and all brake types. For the maintenance of hydraulic disc brakes we also recommend a bleeding kit.
Hydraulic or mechanical disc brakes?
Most mountain bikes are equipped with disc brakes. These have a higher braking force than the ordinary rim brake. Disc brakes have two main differences. There are hydraulic and mechanical brake systems. As the name suggests, the mechanical disc brake is triggered mechanically. This is done via a cable similar to a circuit or the rim brake. The big advantage of such a brake is the low maintenance intensity. With such a cable you have little problems. However, the force that you have to spend for a brake, is much higher compared to the hydraulic disc brake. Such a brake is actuated by a hydraulic oil or brake fluid. The common liquids are mineral oil and DOT. DOT brake fluid is divided into DOT3, DOT4, DOT5 and DOT5.1. They consist of two different bases. While DOT5 uses silicone oil, the basis of DOT3, DOT4 and DOT5.1 is glycol ether. Here the difference lies above all in the boiling point and the viscosity. Since DOT can mix with water, it has a much higher boiling point than mineral oil. In contrast, mineral does not mix with water, which means that it starts to boil in the brake pipe from 100 ° C and the so-called fading increases. This means the brake has a pressure point loss and the risk increases. The disadvantage of mineral oil is equal to the advantage. Since it does not mix with water, the quality remains constant. DOT should be replaced once a year to ensure optimal braking performance.
Fixie & Singlespeed brakes - throw the anchor!
Although these puristic bikes can do with few attachments, it is advisable to mount both brakes. To risk a fall or accident and thus put health and life on the line is not worth it. The wide selection of brakes and brake levers in many colors and design solutions can also beautify your bike and contribute to the concept of construction with a distinctive touch. The brake systems are exactly the same as disc brakes. Since the classic rim brake has been used on bicycles for many years, there are now several different systems.
Brake pads and cables for Fixie - single-speed
Even with "little" brakes, the brake pads or brake pads must be replaced as wearing parts from time to time. From the brake cable to the short mini-brake handle you will find all the brake parts for your single-speed, as well as the matching spare parts.
Side drag brake (road brake)
In this design, both brake arms are mounted centrally above the impeller like a pliers. The actuating arms are arranged on one side and are actuated by a so-called Bowden cable. Due to the long lever arms, a higher manual force is required to release the brake on the side brake.
Central train brake
The Mittelzug brake was installed in almost all sports and racing bikes until the 90s. In this design, two short brake arms are arranged on a separate carrier plate. The shorter arms bring much higher braking performance compared to the lighter side pull brake.
The Cantilever brakes are also operated with a cable, but hardly occur on today's bicycles. However, until about 20 years ago, this brake type was found on many bicycles.
The V-brakes are still used today and are mainly used on city, touring and children's bikes. Two brake arms are attached to the fork legs and brake cables are pressed onto the rim flanks by means of a cable pull. This variant of rim brakes is adjustable for the layman and so, for example, the brake pad change can be done on your own.