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Old 03-30-20, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hokiefyd View Post
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rim brakes (which are arguably at least as good as cheap mechanical disc brakes)
With respect to stopping power, yes, I would say rim brakes and mechanical disc brakes are about the same. (Neither holds a candle to the stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes!)
But in my experience, mechanical disc brakes are much easier to keep adjusted than rim brakes. So much so that I would absolutely not buy another bike with rim brakes.
In all fairness, maybe some types of rim brakes are easier to keep adjusted than others, but disc brakes are just way too easy.

(Just to be clear, I'm not one to disagree with Hokiefyd. There is probably no more helpful nor knowledgeable member on this forum than him. I just wanted to add my experience with different types of brakes.)
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