Bicycle brakes are used to slow down or stop a bicycle. There are three main types of bicycle brakes: rim brakes, disc brakes, and drum brakes. Each type of brake has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Rim brakes are the most common type of brake found on bicycles. They work by pressing a pad against the wheel’s rim. Rim brakes are typically cheaper and easier to maintain than other types of brakes. However, they can be less effective in wet or muddy conditions.
Disc brakes are becoming more common on bicycles. They work by pressing a pad against a metal disc that is attached to the wheel. Disc brakes offer more stopping power than rim brakes, but they can be more expensive.
Drum brakes are less common on bicycles, but they offer the best stopping power of all the brake types. Drum brakes work by pressing a pad against the inside of a metal drum that is attached to the wheel. Drum brakes are typically more expensive than other types of brakes.
We offer disc brakes, rim brakes, and hydraulic brakes from leading brands like Shimano. With a variety of models available in both standard and premium configurations, you can find what you need for your bike repair or upgrade.
Disc brakes offer superior stopping power in wet and dry conditions, while rim brakes are a cost-effective option that provides reliable performance. Hydraulic brakes offer the ultimate in control and smooth braking action. Whatever type of brake you choose, Powtegic has the best selection to match your riding style and budget.