Brakes - Disc
Disc brakes – Disc brakes are now widely used on all bikes. Disc brakes a few years ago were predominantly used on mountain bikes, however, they are now used on road and gravel bikes too. The disc brakes on a road bike are a lot smaller than on a mountain bike as they do not need as much stopping power. Disc brakes need to be fitted to a disc brake compatible frame and wheels. They give the rider a much more modulation. Meaning you have more control over the bike which gives the rider much more confidence. Disc brakes use disc brake pads and need to be maintained and checked with regular service.