Road bikes: all you need to know on disc brakes

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It is appropriate to visually differentiatedisc brakes from pad brakes. Pad brakes put pressure directly on the wheels in order to slow down their rotation. Special pads must be used depending on the tyre’s material. The main technological constraint of pad brakes is in the wheels’ construction, often in aluminium or carbon material and of the proximity of the braking strip with the tyre. It is extremely difficult to produce an optimal braking surface while keeping the yield and the comfort property we need from the wheel.   …