The braking system

The braking system

Image source: http://www.bicyclepedlar.co.uk (left)and http://www.shimano.com (right)

The braking system is an easier component to evaluate by looking at it. In this case again, the majority of bicycles uses V-brakes as seen on the left picture above. These brakes offer very good braking power, even when the wheels rims are wet or dirty. On race and some road bicycles, they use lighter brakes design, but technologically speaking, they uses the same kind of lever techniques to augment braking power. So depending on the bicycle you will eventually choose, there is basically two possible choices: V-brakes or racer / road bicycles brakes as seen on the right picture above.