Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Educate me about brakes

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Educate me about brakes

Old 07-07-19, 06:06 PM
  #1  
Journey20
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Educate me about brakes

Hello, so I have a moderate understanding of bike frames and most parts of the Shimano drivetrain groupsets, but I still would like to know more about the different levels of disc brakes, the different brands that offer them, and what to and what not to look and what to stay away from. I would like to know overall, but particularly in the lower to mid range levels for flatbars especially.

All I've mostly found on brakes so far is explaining the basics of what the differences are between rim and disc brakes, mechanical and hydraulic etc. So I know all about that already.


Thanks.
Journey20 is offline  
Old 07-07-19, 06:54 PM
  #2  
downhillmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 771
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 460 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 140 Times in 73 Posts
You have ofc already researched all of this online(as it is all easily and readily available)and are now just looking for personal preferences?
downhillmaster is offline  
Old 07-07-19, 07:07 PM
  #3  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 5,190

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Pink Klein MTB, Phil Wood VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), Cilo Road Frame, Proteus frame

Mentioned: 28 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1183 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 32 Posts
If you want personal opinions:
Road Rim Brakes: Cane Creek eeBrakes, SwissStop pads and Jagwire Elite Link cables and housing.

Mechanical Disc Brakes: TRP Spyres, SwissStop pads, Jagwire Elite Link cables and housing and Shimano IceTech rotors

Hydraulic Disc Brakes: Shimano XT and IceTech rotors or for SS road stuff I would go TRP Hylex and still IceTech rotors.

Upgrading cables, housing, pads and rotors are a cheap way to get better performance out of brakes. TRP Spyres are pretty decent brakes for the price but upgrading pads/cables and such makes them even better.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 07-07-19, 07:29 PM
  #4  
Troul
:D
 
Troul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Mich
Posts: 1,590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked 26 Times in 17 Posts
Are your hands small or clinch lightly? Look for smaller grip designs with adjustability. You'll pay more but it's the cost of comfort.
I have the ability to sprawl my grip, making grip choices endless.
Plan on riding in extreme conditions all year?
Mechanical disc is my suggestion.
Troul is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.