Disc brake systems are either hydraulic or cable-operated (mechanical) and consist of hub-mounted rotors, calipers and levers. Their main advantage over rim brakes is that they are generally more powerful in all weather irrespective of wheel rim condition. Road cable disc calipers are generally compatible with the road brake levers, while others – found on flat bar bikes & often referred to as mountain calipers – require the longer amount of cable pull achieved by v-brake levers (there are exceptions to this of course). Rotors are generally sized from 140mm to 205mm diameter, larger ones giving more power at the expense of greater weight. Take care when tuning disc brakes because rotors, as my friend Ron states from experience, also make excellent “finger guillotines”…
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More in stock – including lots of brake pads, cable guides, PM & IS mount adaptors and rotor mounting bolts & shims – just ask if you can’t see what you’re looking for or are unsure.
All items in very good used condition unless stated otherwise, and are listed in order of price – high to low.