Bike Brake Questions

BikeMan

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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
 

Mountainman

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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
 
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SirJakesus

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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.
 
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fetor56

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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.
 
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