Cycling > Breaks
Crash landings are not fun. I prefer stopping slowly with break. That is just a little bit safer. There are two main types of breaks for a bike. V-breaks and a Caliper-break both will provide you with a safe way to stop, but let us see what it the difference between the two.
V-breaks are also known as direct-pull and linear-pull breaks. This particular break system uses a single continuous cable which requires less force to pull the break lever. This type of break is best used in dry conditions, and they offer a smooth ride. The one down side to a V-break is that it does need to be changed regularly. This is a very universal break. It can be attached onto almost any bike.
The Caliper-break is a part of the disc brake system. This break mounts to a single point on the wheel of the bike. It is very dependable and strong. The way the Caliper-break works is the arms clamp down on the rim of the bike, which then slows the bike down until it stops. The breaking duties are all applied to a separate rotor. You can usually find this break on most street and recreational bikes.