Disc Brakes are commonplace on modern mountain bikes & trail bikes, as well as on a growing number of today's endurance road bikes, as they overcome many of the pitfalls of traditional rim brakes, offering incredible stopping power in all conditions. Disc Brakes are split into two main types, hydraulic & mechanical, and boast a number of advantages over alternative braking options.
A few of the main advantages of disc brakes are; not being affected by wet weather or risk being clogged by mud, and also not wearing down your rims; whilst most hydraulic disc brakes are self-adjusting to promote reliable and confident braking. Westbrook Cycles stocks both mechanical & hydraulic disc brake sets, alongside premium disc brake rotors, as well as a choice of disc brake pads with a variety of compound materials to suit your riding style.
Today, Disc Brakes are used across a wide range of bikes - including mountain ikes, gravel bikes and road bikes. Although some riders prefer rim brakes on road bikes, the benefits of disc brakes, mentioned above - are too big to ignore. These disc brakes are supplied by us alongside a range of other components, including brake levers, cantilever brakes and V brakes.