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    Disc vs rim pads

    About to buy my first mountain bike. Anyone, please compare disc and the traditional type brakes I grew up with. Also hydraulic vs mechanical.

    I will be doing mostly trail riding , a few bumps. Nothing radical and no downhill racing. Are the discs only for advanced type riding? Do they wear faster than pads on rims etc.

    Thank you for your help BTW: What do I call the pad on rim type of brake. Don't want to sound stupid.

    Jay

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    If you look in the upper righthand corner there is a FAQ section that touches on some of the questions you may have.

    I like both for different reasons. XC I prefer the rim brakes due to weight. Technical trail riding due to the power and fact that if you bend a rim your brakes don't drag.
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    Thanks

    Mopartodd:
    Thanks for the FYI on the FAQ.
    Jay

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