Caliper brakes (along with V-Brakes
& Cantilever Brakes) fall under the umbrella of rim brakes, and are perfect for racing, touring and everyday use, delivering solid, reliable performance without a weight penalty. Caliper brakes are also relatively easy to maintain, and you'll never struggle to find compatible replacement parts, especially with Westbrook's choice of brake spares
, and rim brake specific brake pads
. So if you know you'll be largely sticking to the road, and know that every second counts, we'd recommend opting for road caliper brakes. On the other hand, if you're a keen moutain biker or trial rider, or don't mind sacrificing a little bit of extra weight for powerful stopping power even in adverse weather, our choice of disc brakes
may be preferable.