Bike Brake Questions

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by BikeMan, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. BikeMan

    BikeMan Member

    Hey All,
    Can you tell me,is linear pull brakes and V-brakes the same brakes on bikes?

    And about disc bike brakes,just how much better are disc brakes over non disc?
    I mean say your going 25 -30 mph and needed to stop asap,just how much faster are you going to stop with disc over non disc? I'm just trying to see if the extra cost with disc is worth it.A little education would be appreciated.

    Thanks Tim

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    well - if disc brakes are applied hard -- rear wheel will lock up fast
    front - same - athough we don't want that in the front

    disc should work better in the rain

    have noticed that my disc brakes give me everything I need to stop
    and even more -- causing me to be gentle when applying

    ride that thing Mountainman
  3. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    Disc brakes seem more maintenance free, aren't affected by water or mud, much quieter (never any brake squeal) and a ton more stopping power. They're worth it if you can afford them or if they will work with your engine setup.
  4. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Linear & v-brakes are different....linear is a very old style & generally not that efficient.
    The best is disk,especially proper hydraulic disks,but i'm kinda partial to V cos of their simplicity & cost-effective stopping power.