Can I purchase brakes and brake pads for my bike at Anaconda?
Yes, you can. At Anaconda, we stock a range of different brakes and brake pads for variety of different bikes. You can choose between standard brakes, cartridge brakes, brake cables and disk brake pads depending on your type of bike and the style of brakes fitted. It is important for your own safety and that of others, to look after your bike's brakes with regular servicing and maintenance, especially if you are planning a long trip, or haven't used your bike for some time. If you are looking for the correct tools to help you fit new brakes, don't forget to browse through our bike maintenance tools range.
What are the right brakes for my bike?
There is a wide range of different brakes for bicycles on the market. Mostly, unless you are an ardent DIY-er, you will want to replace your bike’s brakes with the same system that came with the bike, but some brake systems are better suited to certain types of cycling. Brakes are essentially split into two types; rim brakes and disc brakes.
Rim brakes are the traditional type of brake that you see mounted above the wheel. There are two types: calliper, which is one mechanism attached by a single bolt, and cantilever brakes, which have two arms mounted on each side of the fork.
Disc brakes are found near the middle of the wheel and can be compared to the brakes you’d find on a motorcycle. They have long been found on mountain bikes and more recently introduced to road bikes.
What parts make up the brakes?
Depending on the brake system your bike has, you may need to replace brake pads or brake cables.
Brake pads: There are different brake blocks/pads for different rim compounds and weather conditions. Brands offer wet weather specific pads - these are ideal for winter where the chance of rain is a lot higher. That doesn't mean you can't use them in the dry, as they are just designed for the wet for better performance than standard pads.
Brake cables: Ensure you have good quality cables fitted and greased upon installation. Correct maintenance of bike brake cables is imperative for your safety. Replace frayed or damaged cables immediately as any future damage could result in an accident.
Does Anaconda sell other components for bikes too?
Yes, you will find a wide range of bike-related items for sale here at Anaconda. As well as complete bikes, you can buy replacement tyres, wheels, inner tubes, saddles and more. Also for sale is a range of tools for repair and maintenance on bikes, as well as bicycle clothing, footwear, helmets, storage and anything else you can think of that may be needed for your next bicycle ride, so take a look at our whole range today!