The brake is an essential component for the safety of the bicycle. Therefore, the chosen brake should fit the area of use. Basically, VELO DE VILLE bikes are fitted with rim brakes or disc brakes. These differ in their pads, but also in the point at which the braking force is transmitted. A rim brake transmits the power directly to the side of the rim, while the disc brake has its own, smaller rotor on the hub.
The hydraulic Magura rim brakes are characterised by high braking performance. Instead of a Bowden cable, you will find mineral oil, which transmits the pressure on the lever blade to the brake pad without loss. This results in a powerful but easily dosed braking feel. Since the oil cannot elongate like the Bowden cable, the brake maintains a constant pressure point. Further advantages are the tool-free pad wear compensation through the Turbo Pad Adjuster (TPA) and the biodegradability of the mineral oil.
Magura's HS33 offers, in addition to the advantages of the HS11, improved levers which, thanks to their design, achieve an increased braking effect, reduce weight and improve ergonomics. The ideal companion for many uses.
Shimano BR-T4000 V-Brake
A well-tried and tested braking system that saves weight and achieves good braking performance.
Shimano Disc M8000 XT
Depending on the area of use, a much more powerful brake may be needed. Here, the M8000 brake is the first choice, especially when it comes to very mountainous regions with long descents. The XT brake cools discs and pads down significantly. As for the Ice-Tech caliper (2 pistons made of ceramic), it allows controlled braking for all riding styles and ensures optimal heat management. It can be combined with brake discs from 140 to 203 mm and with a wide variety of brake pads and can be bled very easily by One-Way Bleeding.
Shimano Disc MT200
This disc brake impresses with solid workmanship and high-quality materials. It benefits from the technical expertise of Shimano. The One-Way-Bleeding bleeding system allows easy maintenance, the grip width of 75 mm is also suitable for smaller hands. Its versatile design suits the numerous bike types and is always a good and inexpensive alternative.
Shimano Disc T6000
With the T6000 you get a brake update, which is worthwhile for more ambitious use, especially for trekking bikes. The brake lever offers a grip width adjustment and a more stable braking force curve. Synthetic resin pistons of BR-M6000 provide reliable deceleration performance, which have been equipped with Ice Technology for optimal thermal management and are also easy to maintain via One-Way bleeding.
The roller brake from Shimano uses an internal system to reliably brake the wheel. The braking power is converted into a drum, which means that weather conditions are negligible. The roller brake is an ideal addition to bicycles that are to be given a Dutch look.