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Rim brakes

For enough driving pleasure you need not only a fast bike but also good brakes, because only with precisely metered brakes you can retrieve the highest performance of your bike. Rim brakes are used on most city, cross, racing and trekking bikes. These are different in different construction methods:

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 pull 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.

Cantilever brakes
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.

V-Brakes
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.

Hydraulic brakes
Hydraulic brakes such as the Magura HS 33 basically work like a normal V-brake rim brake, but there is oil in the brake lines and no cable. This type of rim brakes is characterized by an extremely high braking force and weather-independence.


No matter which brake system you need for your bike, you will find it in our online shop. We have rim brakes for every bike ready for you

For enough driving pleasure you need not only a fast bike but also good brakes, because only with precisely metered brakes you can retrieve the highest performance of your bike. Rim brakes are... read more »
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Rim brakes

For enough driving pleasure you need not only a fast bike but also good brakes, because only with precisely metered brakes you can retrieve the highest performance of your bike. Rim brakes are used on most city, cross, racing and trekking bikes. These are different in different construction methods:

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 pull 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.

Cantilever brakes
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.

V-Brakes
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.

Hydraulic brakes
Hydraulic brakes such as the Magura HS 33 basically work like a normal V-brake rim brake, but there is oil in the brake lines and no cable. This type of rim brakes is characterized by an extremely high braking force and weather-independence.


No matter which brake system you need for your bike, you will find it in our online shop. We have rim brakes for every bike ready for you