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* [[Caliper Brakes]] are also known as side pull, have the cable on one side of the brake, and both brake arms pivot about a central bolt.  [http://images.google.com/images?q=caliper%20brakes&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi Examples]
 
* [[Caliper Brakes]] are also known as side pull, have the cable on one side of the brake, and both brake arms pivot about a central bolt.  [http://images.google.com/images?q=caliper%20brakes&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi Examples]
 
* [[Cantilever Brakes]] are easily identified by the upside-down "Y" created by their cables. The open end of the "Y" hovers above the tire. [http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&channel=s&client=firefox-a&hl=en&hs=BwF&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=Cantilever%20brakes Examples]
 
* [[Cantilever Brakes]] are easily identified by the upside-down "Y" created by their cables. The open end of the "Y" hovers above the tire. [http://images.google.com/images?um=1&tab=wi&channel=s&client=firefox-a&hl=en&hs=BwF&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=Cantilever%20brakes Examples]
* [[V Brakes]] only use one cable, which connects through one brake pad to another, across the wheel. [http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=IwF&q=V-Brakes&btnG=Search+Images Examples]
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* V Brakes only use one cable, which connects through one brake pad to another, across the wheel. [http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=IwF&q=V-Brakes&btnG=Search+Images Examples]
 
* [[Disc Brakes]] are identified by a metal discs around the hub of the front and rear wheels. [http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=bike+disc+brakes&btnG=Search+Images Examples]
 
* [[Disc Brakes]] are identified by a metal discs around the hub of the front and rear wheels. [http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=bike+disc+brakes&btnG=Search+Images Examples]
* [[Coaster Brakes]]
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* Coaster Brakes
* [[Drum Brakes]]
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* Drum Brakes
  
 
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Latest revision as of 12:13, 16 February 2017

There are different types of brakes. Use the information below to determine which type you are using before continuing to the correct section.

  • Caliper Brakes are also known as side pull, have the cable on one side of the brake, and both brake arms pivot about a central bolt. Examples
  • Cantilever Brakes are easily identified by the upside-down "Y" created by their cables. The open end of the "Y" hovers above the tire. Examples
  • V Brakes only use one cable, which connects through one brake pad to another, across the wheel. Examples
  • Disc Brakes are identified by a metal discs around the hub of the front and rear wheels. Examples
  • Coaster Brakes
  • Drum Brakes

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