Rim Brakes

Some articles on brakes, brake, rim brakes, rim:

European City Bike - Typical Features - Enclosed Drum Brakes
... Enclosed drum brakes or a rear coaster brake are used on most European city bikes, rather than rim brakes ... A bike with drum brakes is optimized for stopping in wet weather in wet weather, drum brakes provide more stopping power and reliability than rim ... Enclosed drum brakes require infrequent maintenance, compared to rim brakes or disc brakes, and are more durable than disc brakes, which are exposed ...
Bicycle Brake - Brake Types - Rim Brakes
... Rim brakes are so called because braking force is applied by friction pads to the rim of the rotating wheel, thus slowing it and the bicycle ... Brake pads can be made of leather, rubber or cork and are mounted in metal "shoes" ... Rim brakes are typically actuated by the rider squeezing a lever mounted on the handlebar ...
Mountain Bike Trials - Bike Design - Brakes - Rim Vs Disk
... Trials brakes must create more stopping torque than standard bicycle brakes and are set up, especially on the rear, with more emphasis on locking the wheel they act on ... For larger wheeled trials bikes, brakes that act directly on the rim are more popular, namely hydraulic rim brakes and cable actuated V Brakes, though disk brakes are ... riders on 26" wheeled bikes use hydraulic rim brakes on both wheels, while for 20" competition the split is more even between rim brakes and disks ...

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