Knowing when and how to replace brake cables on your bike is pretty important; failing brakes aren't good in any situation! A reliable indicator that they need changing is that the cables start turning orange.
Learn to do it yourself by watching a demo on a brake cable replacement in this how to video.
Regular bike maintenance is really important to keep your bike in top condition; it's recommended that it's done every 4-6 months. The gears, wheels, brakes and general wear and tear are the most important things to check.
Watch how bike maintenance is done by the experts and get some tips on what to look out for in this how to video.
Also known as linear pull brakes or direct pull brakes, V-brake is a generic name invented by Shimano but all three are essentially the same.
SRAM V-brakes are very similar to cantilever brakes, the only difference being that the brake arms are longer on V-brakes giving them a far greater leverage ratio.
Bike V-brakes are a powerful alternative to cantilever brakes and are commonly used on mountain bikes and BMX Bikes. Renowned for providing high rigidity, longevity, great strength and superb grip, V-brakes offer bike riders ultimate control and confidence.
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