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The difference between mechanical disc brakes and hydraulic

Industry Information / 2021-06-23 13:18

The difference between mechanical disc brakes and hydraulic disc brakes, Guangzhou Zane's own manufacturer brings you the following explanation!
Mechanical disc brakes and hydraulic disc brakes actually have the same purpose, that is, to transmit the grip force to the brake pads through the medium, so that the brake pads and the discs are friction, and then the kinetic energy is converted into heat energy to achieve the brakes. Dynamic function. The main difference between the two lies in the medium used to transmit the force. In plain language, the principle of the cable disc and the V brake is the same, and both rely on the line to transfer the force to the brake; as for the hydraulic disc brake, it is The principle of connecting pipe is used, and oil is used as the medium. Therefore, the hubs and discs in their structure can be the same, the main dimensions are the same, and there is no problem with each other.
From the perspective of use, the advantage of hydraulic disc brakes is that they can adjust the friction consumption of the brake pads by themselves, but it still cannot avoid the problem of high temperature caused by the hydraulic fluid on long downhill slopes. The mechanical disc brake uses a rotating twist for friction consumption of the brake pads, so there will be no trouble of overheating of the oil when going downhill.
Some people suspect that mechanical disc brakes will not die. That can only mean that the quality of the mechanical disc you bought is too poor. Its pros and cons do not lie in this, but always care about the design. The better brands of mechanical disc brakes are Avid and Hayes. Shimano can also consider it, especially Avid. In terms of adjustability and braking force, it is no exaggeration to say that it is indistinguishable from advanced oil discs. In addition, although the weight of mechanical disc brakes is relatively large, it can obtain more adjustable performance.