At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent range of Disc Brake Road Bikes. The use of Disc Brakes on Road Bikes is a result of the increased use of technology and in our opinion, the widespread use of disc brakes on road bikes is one of the most significant leaps forward in road bike performance.
Although Disc Brakes were once limited to mountain bikes - increasingly road bike manufacturers have been phasing out rim brakes, instead fitting their road bikes with specialist disc brakes which provide fantastic levels of performance. The choice between rim brakes and disc brakes on a road bike continues to divide, with traditionalists sticking to rim brake road bikes.
Although the purposes of disc brakes and rim brakes are the same - to bring a bike to a controlled stop or to reduce speed, the two different types of brakes do this in very different ways. Whilst rim brakes apply pressure to the rim of the wheel, disc brakes work in applying pressure to a brake disc/rotor at the centre of the wheel.
Disc Brakes provide increased braking power and performance, as well as better braking performance across poor weather conditions. Disc Brakes are however more difficult to maintain, and are more expensive to replace compared to rim brakes.
If you are looking for a road bike with disc brakes, then you can find our full collection in amongst our rad bikes, here. Road Bike manufacturers you can find on this site include Scott, Giant, GT and Cannondale - and there are road bikes here to suit all budgets and requirements. Once you have found the right bike for you, ordering could not be simpler - and we deliver your bike to your delivery address.
If you would like any help or further information in choosing the right road bike for you - please do get in touch and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.