Can you tell me what type of bike brakes these are?
This is a Pacific cachet bike. The brake pads are a little worn and I can't do sudden stops. I don't know what type of brake pads mine are.
- DavidLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
They’re generally called ”V-brakes”. Yours require a threaded post. Pads come at all prices and some differences in performance. Set-up isn’t hugely difficult but does take some skill. Getting it wrong can lead anything between brake noise, poor performance or ripping the tire sidewall out. By the pic, it looks like your front brake isn’t centering properly. Likely it’ll need some further attention to perform as intended.
If you decide the DIY route, Kool-Stop Salmon is often recommended:https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakeshoes.htm...
- ◄WhoMe►Lv 71 month ago
Those are V brakes. You can buy those pads at any bike shop.
- OldHippieLv 71 month ago
They're linear pull brakes or commonly called V-Brakes. Everything you need to know is on this link from Park Tool. https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/linear-p...
Do NOT buy new pads from any discount store. Junk. You can buy them over the internet. But figure in the shipping cost and they may be a lot more vs. buying locally from a bike shop. I would also suggest a drop of light chain oil at the pivot points where the calipers meet the front fork. Looks extremely rusted to me.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
They are V brakes. If you are looking for replacement pads take an old one off for the bike shop to match up. There are several types.