Drag Brake

Some articles on drag brake, brake, brakes:

Bicycle Brake - Brake Types - Drag Brakes
... A drag brake is a type of brake defined by its use rather than by its mechanical design ... A drag brake is intended to provide a constant decelerating force to slow a bicycle on a long downhill rather than to stop it — a separate braking system is used to stop the ... A drag brake is often employed on a heavy bicycle such as a tandem in mountainous areas where extended use of rim brakes could cause a rim to become hot enough to blow out ...

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