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Hi guys just a quick question, what's the difference between disc brakes and normal rim brakes, I'm waiting on a new bike and it has disc brakes which I've never had on a bike so just curious.



  • reaperactualreaperactual Posts: 1,092
    For one, their much better (especially for mountain biking) when riding through puddles and mud as they will initially stop quicker because they will have less moisture/grime on the braking surface than rim brakes.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,605
    Aside from disc,s being better at braking in the wet and clag than rim brakes they don't wear your rims out. A few different types of disc brakes though, hydraulic brakes are best followed by mechanical cable to hydraulic and finally just cable disc brakes.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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