While disc brakes steal most of the limelight these days, rim brakes still have a valid place on modern and retro bikes, with their lightweight, simplicity and cost the chief benefits. Rim brakes are still commonplace on superlight, high-end road bikes, as well as cheaper road and mountain bikes. Upgrading the brakes on these bikes can bring extra performance, improving both braking power and control; even something as simple as swapping rim brake pads can make a huge difference to performance. Rim brakes are usually split into three different styles, caliper brakes, v-brakes and cantilever brakes. Caliper brakes are found on road bikes, v-brakes on mountain bikes and cantilever brakes are usually only found on cyclocross bikes. We stock a huge range of rim brakes to suit a wide range of bikes, with products from top brands that are designed to improve your bikes braking performance.