Disc brakes are now fitted to most new bikes these days in the form of cable and hydraulic versions. Cable discs brakes being operated by the standard brake cable and hydraulic versions operated by the fluid system.

Cable or Hydraulic Operated Disc Brakes

Braking with cable or hydraulic brake system is going to get you a far better result than most other bike brake systems, especially in the wet.

Hydraulic brakes operate by pushing fluid from the master cylinder, cable disc brakes don’t allow the same force that is applied at the lever meaning less force at disc brake caliper end where it’s needed so really aim for a hydraulic system.

Hydraulic brake systems should require very little maintenance other than occasional bleeding hydraulic systems should require very little maintenance other than occasional bleeding, these systems require very little maintenance other than occasional bleeding.

Noisy Disc Brakes

Take care when washing your bike and applying aerosol oils and frame protection sprays. Anything sprayed on your bikes disc brakes is likely to contaminate the brake pads. Once contaminated your disc pads will need replacing and rotors thoroughly cleaned. It’s generally recommended using a drip style oil application, to chain area as disc brakes are nearby. Wipe off excess oils off that you apply to chain/cassette and then you’re good to go.

Bike Brake Repair Services

Bike repairs direct offer bike repairs brake cleaning services from £20 this brake service includes bleeding and cleaning or rotor, caliper. New pads are fitted free if purchased at same time.