Disc vs rim bicycle brakes – pros and cons

Advantages and disadvantages of bicycle disk brakes

Updated: 08/02/2021. This post provides a short overview of advantages and disadvantages of bicycle disc brakes, compared to rim brakes (whether they are cantilever, road, or V-brakes). When comparing, it is understood that the brakes are of a good build quality and set up properly. Update: if it helps anyone, I made a series of … Read more

Cantilever brake adjustment

Adjustment (set up) of cantilever bicycle brakes

Updated: 09/09/2020. This post explains cantilever brake adjustment. 0. Intro Cantilever brakes are unjustly considered to be poor brakes by many cyclists, compared to V-brakes for example. They do have their flaws, but low braking power is not one of those, it is mostly due to poor pad/rim material, and (more often) due to poor … Read more

Mechanical bicycle brakes – working principle

Mechanical advantage and bicycle brake working principle

Updated: 09/09/2020. This post will explain the basic principles of mechanical brakes functioning, i.e. brakes that use cables. Hydraulic brakes will be explained in a separate article. Though I have made a video explaining hydraulic brake working principle. Different post explains brake (and shifter) cable and housing standards. 1. Introduction – mechanical advantage Mechanical brakes … Read more