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Bike Brakes

Bicycle brakes come in disc or rim brake format
Our section on bike brakes has how-to guides, buyer's tips (brake sets or parts) and general info on brake types.

From newer hydraulic or mechanical disc brakes to V-shaped, cantilever or caliper rim brakes we have articles to help you choose or fix bike brake problems.

Man and woman fixing bike brakes

How To Adjust Bike Brakes

Nothing is more vital to your safety on a bike than the ability to stop! Bike brakes come in various forms, whether they’re disc or rim brakes. At some point,…

Commuter bike disc brakes

Do I Need Disc Brakes On A Commuter Bike?

If you’re in the market for a commuter bike, you may have noticed most modern bikes have disc brakes, whether mechanical or hydraulic. On the other hand, some of the…

Bike wheel with disc brakes test

How To Fix Squeaky Bike Brakes

If you’re riding among other cyclists or in the middle of a town, squeaky bike brakes can be both irritating and embarrassing. Squeaky bike brakes are more than just an…

Road Bike Caliper brakes with pads

Best Road Bike Brake Pads

Brakes squealing? On the receiving end of cursed looks from your fellow road cyclists? Pulling on the brakes and you’re not stopping just as well as you’d like anymore? It’s…