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The speed you can achieve isn’t worth a thing without a good set of brakes on your bike. Only the right brakes can create the kind of control and riding dynamics that allow you to master whatever the world throws your way. Apart from the classic coaster brake, we mostly differentiate between rim brakes and disc brakes. Both systems provide good braking performance in dry conditions. However, disc brakes are superior in terms of the maximum power they offer, particularly in wet conditions. Which type of brake fits your bike depends on the mounts on the frame and fork. Converting from rim brakes to disc brakes takes a lot of effort and also requires, at the very least, new wheels. But whatever type of brake you have, the same rules apply: brake blocks, pads and discs, callipers and cables are all wear parts that need to be regularly checked and replaced to ensure safe and consistent performance.

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  • Hayes Dominion A2 2
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  • Shimano 105 11
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  • Shimano SLX 7
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  • Shimano Tiagra 6
  • Shimano Tourney 4
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Shimano Deore XT SM-RT86 Brake Disc silver
Shimano Deore XT SM-RT86 Brake Disc silver silver
Shimano
Deore XT SM-RT86 Brake Disc silver
£47.99 To £37.99
  • Versions: 160mm180mm203mm
- 21 %
Shimano Deore XT M8100 Disc Brake I-Spec EV Rear Wheel black
Shimano Deore XT M8100 Disc Brake I-Spec EV Rear Wheel black black
Shimano
Deore XT M8100 Disc Brake I-Spec EV Rear Wheel black
£141.99 £113.99
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- 20 %
Shimano Deore XT M8100 Disc Brake I-Spec EV Front Wheel black
Shimano Deore XT M8100 Disc Brake I-Spec EV Front Wheel black black
Shimano
Deore XT M8100 Disc Brake I-Spec EV Front Wheel black
£124.99 £99.99
free shipping
- 20 %
Shimano GRX ST-RX600/BR-RX400 Disc Brake Front Wheel 2-speed black
Shimano GRX ST-RX600/BR-RX400 Disc Brake Front Wheel 2-speed black black
Shimano
GRX ST-RX600/BR-RX400 Disc Brake Front Wheel 2-speed black
£285.99 £228.99
free shipping
- 20 %
SRAM Code RSC hydraulic Disc Brake Rear Wheel black
SRAM Code RSC hydraulic Disc Brake Rear Wheel black black
SRAM
Code RSC hydraulic Disc Brake Rear Wheel black
£268.00 £239.99
free shipping
- 10 %
SRAM Code RSC hydraulic Disc Brake Front Wheel black
SRAM Code RSC hydraulic Disc Brake Front Wheel black black
SRAM
Code RSC hydraulic Disc Brake Front Wheel black
£268.00 £239.99
free shipping
- 10 %
Shimano GRX ST-RX810/BR-RX810 Disc Brake for Adjustable Seatposts Front Wheel black/grey
Shimano GRX ST-RX810/BR-RX810 Disc Brake for Adjustable Seatposts Front Wheel black/grey black/grey
Shimano
GRX ST-RX810/BR-RX810 Disc Brake for Adjustable Seatposts Front Wheel black/grey
£270.99 £253.99
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Shimano SM-RT26 Brake Disc
Shimano SM-RT26 Brake Disc
Shimano
SM-RT26 Brake Disc
£8.89
  • Versions: 160mm
Red Cycling Products Power Rotor Disc 6-hole
Red Cycling Products Power Rotor Disc 6-hole
Red Cycling Products
Power Rotor Disc 6-hole
£12.99 £6.79
  • Versions: 160mm180mm203mm
- 48 %
Magura Storm HC Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver
Magura Storm HC Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver silver
Magura
Storm HC Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver
£25.99 £21.99
  • Versions: 180mm203mm160mm
- 15 %
Shimano Alivio BR-T4000 Brake front V-brake black
Shimano Alivio BR-T4000 Brake front V-brake black black
Shimano
Alivio BR-T4000 Brake front V-brake black
£17.99
Shimano BR-R451 Rim Brake front wheel black
Shimano BR-R451 Rim Brake front wheel black black
Shimano
BR-R451 Rim Brake front wheel black
£31.99 £26.99
- 16 %
Formula Monolitic Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver
Formula Monolitic Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver silver
Formula
Monolitic Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver
£18.99 To £17.99
  • Versions: 160mm180mm203mm220mm
Shimano Alivio BR-T4000 Brake rear V-brake black
Shimano Alivio BR-T4000 Brake rear V-brake black black
Shimano
Alivio BR-T4000 Brake rear V-brake black
£17.99
SRAM Centerline Rounded Brake Disc One-piece silver
SRAM Centerline Rounded Brake Disc One-piece silver silver
SRAM
Centerline Rounded Brake Disc One-piece silver
£45.00 To £37.99
  • Versions: 140mm160mm180mm200mm
- 16 %
Shimano RT-MT800 Brake Disc Center-Lock silver/black
Shimano RT-MT800 Brake Disc Center-Lock silver/black silver/black
Shimano
RT-MT800 Brake Disc Center-Lock silver/black
£53.99 To £37.99
  • Versions: 140mm160mm180mm203mm
- 30 %
SRAM Centerline Brake Disc Center Lock Rounded
SRAM Centerline Brake Disc Center Lock Rounded
SRAM
Centerline Brake Disc Center Lock Rounded
£42.99 To £38.99
  • Versions: 160mm180mm200mm
SRAM Centerline Rounded Brake Disc Centerlock
SRAM Centerline Rounded Brake Disc Centerlock
SRAM
Centerline Rounded Brake Disc Centerlock
£74.00 To £62.99
  • Versions: 140mm160mm180mm
- 15 %
Shimano SM-RT76 Brake Disc 6-Bolt Metal/Resin
Shimano SM-RT76 Brake Disc 6-Bolt Metal/Resin
Shimano
SM-RT76 Brake Disc 6-Bolt Metal/Resin
To £29.99
  • Versions: 160mm180mm203mm
KCNC Razor Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver
KCNC Razor Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver silver
KCNC
Razor Brake Disc 6-Bolt silver
To £15.99
  • Versions: 140mm160mm180mm203mm
Magura Storm SL.2 Brake Disc silver
Magura Storm SL.2 Brake Disc silver silver
Magura
Storm SL.2 Brake Disc silver
£30.99 £27.49
  • Versions: 160mm180mm
- 11 %
Magura MDR-C Rotor 6-Hole with 6 bolts
Magura MDR-C Rotor 6-Hole with 6 bolts
Magura
MDR-C Rotor 6-Hole with 6 bolts
£25.99 £21.99
  • Versions: 180mm203mm
- 15 %
GALFER BIKE Wave Fixed MTB Brake Disc
GALFER BIKE Wave Fixed MTB Brake Disc
GALFER BIKE
Wave Fixed MTB Brake Disc
£27.99 To £24.99
  • Versions: 160mm180mm203mm200mm223mm
- 11 %
Shimano BR-R451 Rim Brake rear wheel black
Shimano BR-R451 Rim Brake rear wheel black black
Shimano
BR-R451 Rim Brake rear wheel black
£29.99 £26.99
- 10 %
Shimano Tiagra BR-4700 Dual Pivot Rim Brake rear wheel
Shimano Tiagra BR-4700 Dual Pivot Rim Brake rear wheel
Shimano
Tiagra BR-4700 Dual Pivot Rim Brake rear wheel
£30.99 £27.99
Shimano Tiagra BR-4700 Dual Pivot Rim Brake Front wheel
Shimano Tiagra BR-4700 Dual Pivot Rim Brake Front wheel
Shimano
Tiagra BR-4700 Dual Pivot Rim Brake Front wheel
£35.99 £32.99
Shimano MT200 Disc Brake Front wheel PM B01S Resin black
Shimano MT200 Disc Brake Front wheel PM B01S Resin black black
Shimano
MT200 Disc Brake Front wheel PM B01S Resin black
£27.99 £21.99
- 21 %
Magura MDR-C CL Brake Disc Center Lock Thru-Axle
Magura MDR-C CL Brake Disc Center Lock Thru-Axle
Magura
MDR-C CL Brake Disc Center Lock Thru-Axle
£30.99 £25.99
  • Versions: Ø160mmØ180mmØ203mm
- 16 %
Magura MDR-C CL Brake Disc Center Lock Quick Release
Magura MDR-C CL Brake Disc Center Lock Quick Release
Magura
MDR-C CL Brake Disc Center Lock Quick Release
£30.99 £25.99
  • Versions: Ø160mmØ180mmØ203mm
- 16 %
Shimano Deore BR-M6100 Brake Caliper PM G03S
Shimano Deore BR-M6100 Brake Caliper PM G03S
Shimano
Deore BR-M6100 Brake Caliper PM G03S
£30.99
Shimano BR-MT410 Disc Brake Caliper Front/Rear Post Mount
Shimano BR-MT410 Disc Brake Caliper Front/Rear Post Mount
Shimano
BR-MT410 Disc Brake Caliper Front/Rear Post Mount
£16.99
Shimano BR-R7000 Rim Brake Dual-Pivot front wheel CS-51 black
Shimano BR-R7000 Rim Brake Dual-Pivot front wheel CS-51 black black
Shimano
BR-R7000 Rim Brake Dual-Pivot front wheel CS-51 black
£58.99 £46.99
- 20 %
SRAM Rotor Centerline Brake Disc
SRAM Rotor Centerline Brake Disc
SRAM
Rotor Centerline Brake Disc
£56.00 £47.99
  • Versions: 203mm
- 14 %
BBB Cycling CenterStop Brake Disc silver
BBB Cycling CenterStop Brake Disc silver silver
BBB Cycling
CenterStop Brake Disc silver
£29.99 To £26.99
  • Versions: 160mm180mm203mm
- 10 %
Shimano MTB BR-M375 Disc Brake Caliper black
Shimano MTB BR-M375 Disc Brake Caliper black black
Shimano
MTB BR-M375 Disc Brake Caliper black
£30.99
Avid Mechanical BB7 MTB Brake Caliper graphite/grey
Avid Mechanical BB7 MTB Brake Caliper graphite/grey graphite/grey
Avid
Mechanical BB7 MTB Brake Caliper graphite/grey
£61.99 £55.99
Point Side brake Caliper Front wheel grey
Point Side brake Caliper Front wheel grey grey
Point
Side brake Caliper Front wheel grey
£16.99 £11.99
- 29 %
Magura Brake Disc 6-hole
Magura Brake Disc 6-hole
Magura
Brake Disc 6-hole
£17.99 £14.99
  • Versions: 180mm
- 17 %
Avid Bearing 5 Disc Brake Front / Rear Wheel
Avid Bearing 5 Disc Brake Front / Rear Wheel
Avid
Bearing 5 Disc Brake Front / Rear Wheel
£48.99 £40.99
  • Versions: 160mm
- 16 %
Shimano Deore XT BR-M8000 Brake Caliper with cooling fins black
Shimano Deore XT BR-M8000 Brake Caliper with cooling fins black black
Shimano
Deore XT BR-M8000 Brake Caliper with cooling fins black
£61.99 £49.99
- 19 %
GALFER BIKE Wave Enduro MTB Brake Disc E-Bike
GALFER BIKE Wave Enduro MTB Brake Disc E-Bike
GALFER BIKE
Wave Enduro MTB Brake Disc E-Bike
£40.99 £32.99
  • Versions: 180mm203mm
- 20 %
SRAM Centerline X Brake Disc Rounded 6-hole 2-piece
SRAM Centerline X Brake Disc Rounded 6-hole 2-piece
SRAM
Centerline X Brake Disc Rounded 6-hole 2-piece
£60.99 £51.99
  • Versions: 140mm160mm
- 15 %
SRAM Apex brake-Set Brake pair black
SRAM Apex brake-Set Brake pair black black
SRAM
Apex brake-Set Brake pair black
£57.99 £48.99
- 16 %
Shimano Deore BR-M6120 Brake Caliper PM D03S
Shimano Deore BR-M6120 Brake Caliper PM D03S
Shimano
Deore BR-M6120 Brake Caliper PM D03S
£66.99 £53.99
- 19 %
Point Side brake Caliper rear wheel grey
Point Side brake Caliper rear wheel grey grey
Point
Side brake Caliper rear wheel grey
£16.99 £13.99
- 18 %
Avid Mechanical BB7 Road Brake Caliper platin
Avid Mechanical BB7 Road Brake Caliper platin platin
Avid
Mechanical BB7 Road Brake Caliper platin
£61.99 £51.99
- 16 %
Shimano Deore XT BR-M8100 Brake Caliper black
Shimano Deore XT BR-M8100 Brake Caliper black black
Shimano
Deore XT BR-M8100 Brake Caliper black
£61.99
Shimano SLX BR-M7110 Disc Brake Caliper Rear Flat Mount
Shimano SLX BR-M7110 Disc Brake Caliper Rear Flat Mount
Shimano
SLX BR-M7110 Disc Brake Caliper Rear Flat Mount
£55.99

Best bicycle brakes online at Bikester.co.uk

To make sure your bike is in good working condition there’s a few checks you’ll need to make from time to time. These include, amongst others, checking the pressure of your tyres, the condition of your wear parts and your chain. But by far the most important components to keep an eye on are your bike brakes. No other singular part has as big an impact on the safety of your ride as your brakes do.

Bike brakes

General bike brake info

As most people know, brakes are used to slow down or completely stop a vehicle. In the UK, by law, each bicycle must have two independent braking systems. Otherwise, the bike isn’t allowed on the road. A distinction is made between radial and axial braking mechanisms. Radially engaging brakes act in the direction of travel - e.g. drum and boom brakes. Axially mounted brakes are usually associated with disc or rim brakes. The latter design is the most common on today's bicycle models. There is another differentiation factor however – the point of application of the braking surface. So, we also differentiate between rim and hub brakes. The latter category includes, for example, the very popular disc brakes.

The braking process & technology

For the best braking power, you don’t just need high-quality brakes installed by well-known manufacturers, you also require clean assembly and professional adjustment of the braking devices. It’s important to only install your brakes yourself if your familiar with how to do it properly. Otherwise, it’s better to head to a specialist workshop to get them fitted.

The right technique is also crucial for optimum braking. Always apply both brakes at the same time and be careful not to overheat the brakes. During longer rides it’s advisable to release the brake lever briefly, before pressing it again. This gives your brake pads the chance to cool down a little. At very high speeds, it’s also advantageous to straighten you upper body in order to take advantage of air resistance. The higher the speed, the higher the air resistance – and subsequent braking effect. Wet ground also favours a slower braking force, since the brake pads must first displace the film of water on the surface you’re crossing. Strong overheating can lead to so-called brake fading, which can occur especially with small disc brakes. Fading in this case means a reduction in the braking effect. In addition, a deformation of the rim can occur, and in the worst case tyre damage may lead to tyre ruptures.

Common brakes & their pros/pons

The next section describes the most important types of bicycle brakes available on the market today, and the advantages and disadvantages of each:

  • Rim brakes
  • Rim brakes are the most widely used kind of bicycle brake – especially for road bikes. There are basically two different types: systems with one mounting point or systems with two mounting points. In road racing, the first type is preferred due to its low weight. A disadvantage of the rim brake is the wear on the rim. If the brake pads are installed incorrectly, even the tyre can be damaged. In addition, they offer a poor braking performance in wet weather.

  • Disc brakes
  • Disc brakes are a relatively young design compared to the others. They are mainly used in mountain biking. Their high braking performance quickly made the disc brake popular, as even when wet, this design offers considerably better braking torques. In addition, the brake pads last significantly longer and can’t damage the tyre because the braking force acts directly on the hubs. For this reason, the rim can’t overheat or wear. The disadvantages include a slightly higher weight as well as a stronger tensile load on the spokes.

  • V-brakes
  • Even if the V-brake was originally merely a brand name of the brake manufacturer Shimano, the term caught on as a name for the actual cantilever brake. Today, the V-brake is popular with mountain bikes. Compared to conventional rim brakes, the V-brake offers better braking force distribution on the rim.