How Do Bicycle Brakes Work?


Brakes on a bicycle work using friction. When you press the brake levers, a pair of rubber shoes clamps onto the metal inner surface of the front or back wheels. As the brake shoes rub tightly against the wheels, the bicycle slows.
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How Do Bicycle Brakes Work?
Early bicycles used what are called "spoon breaks." A leather or rubber pad was mounted above the front tire of the bicycle. When the rider needed to stop, he could push the pad down, creating friction with the surface of the tire. This system worked... More »
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