Collection: Brakes

brakesDon't go to the Hof Brau if you're a vegan, and don't shop for disc brakes here. We don't hate them, but we do prefer rim brakes— for 99 percent of the riding we do and expect you'll do. Rim brakes (cantilevers, sidepulls, centerpulls, V-brakes) are powerful because they slow the bike down with a longer lever than does a disc brake. The brakes we offer will work as well for you as they do for us.
Our selection of rim brakes is small but good. All the fork-mount type fit allen fittings, which work with 100 percent of all post-1980 bikes.