MTB Disc brakes
Bicycle brakes for your safety
The brakes on the bike are used to stop you and are essential to ensure your safety, so they must be well adjusted and maintained.
2 types of MTB disc brakes: mechanical brake and hydraulic brakeThe system consists of a lever, a hose assembly and brake fluid or cable and casing, a caliper, a disc and a pair of brake pads.
An adapter may be required to assemble the caliper and/or the disc.
Mechanical MTB disc brakeOne of the two brake pads is fixed close to the disk and the other stays mobile. The movable plate is actuated by a lever on the caliper, the force between the lever on the handlebar and the caliper is transmitted by the cable which slides in the casing.
This system retains the maintenance and adjustment constraints of the calliper brake, and is thus rather uncommon.
Hydraulic MTB disc brake
The action of the lever has the effect of pushing the liquid into the caliper, causing the pistons to press on the brake pads against the disk.
Once purged and adjusted (operations carried out by an MTB repair shop), this system requires little maintenance, a purge every 1 or 2 years and brake pad changes when the casing is worn.
If the replacement of the wafers is very simple without special knowledge or tools, the purging of the system requires reading the purge instructions as well as a specific purge kit.
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