Basic maintenance instructions, tips and tricks for bicycle brakes. Instructions with pictures available behind the respective links.
By performing these operations you'll improve your bike's braking performance back to the level it was when the bike was new. These are not very expensive operations if you do them yourself.
Save a ton of money and bleed your brakes yourself. Many people think it's complicated, but to be honest anyone with basic technical skills can bleed bike brakes. Bleed kit helps, but can be done without one as well.
Learn how to change your brake pads. Release pin, throw in a new set - good to go.
See how you can change brake pads for v-brakes. Basic procedure, that every man can do.
If you are using cable operated brakes, it might be smart to change the cables every now and then. Brake cables cost just a few bucks, but can increase your bike's braking performance significantly.
Fixing a bent rotor is so easy, it's not even fun anymore.
Learn how bike brakes work.
Discover how disc brakes work. Main focus on this page is on hydraulic bike brakes.
See how V-brakes operate.
Hub brakes are probably the most complicated bike brakes available. On the other hand they need perhaps the least maintenance.
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Some general articles related to bike brakes, including Q&A where you can ask us about bike brakes.
Find solutions to common bike brake problems. Or ask!
Should I buy organic or metallic bike brake pads? Depends where you ride.
Do I have DOT brake fluid or mineral oil? What are the differences?
There's a wide range of part sets available from a few world wide suppliers for bike brakes. This is where you find out the Shimano and SRAM part ranking.
Shimano's Icetech came out a while ago.