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Mechanical disc brakes: adjusting brake pads for controlled stopping

The pad position will need adjusting after changing a brake cable, after fitting new pads or as the pads become worn. Ideally, the pad position should be set so that you can lock up the wheel by pulling the brake lever halfway to the handle bar. This gives you enough lever movement for precise speed control, without the risk of trapping fingers between lever and bar during emergency stops. ...

Shimano mechanical disc brake calliper

Mechanical disc brakes

Mechanical discs are often thought of as a halfway-house between V-brakes and hydraulic discs. They’re not as powerful as hydraulic brakes, but they’re much cheaper. The simplicity of cables may also be appealing, though hydraulics aren’t any more complicated to maintain. ...