Areianna asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

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.

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  • David
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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    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:

    • Areianna1 month agoReport

      Thanks! The pic was taken at an angle so I don't know if that made it look off centered, but until a lot of rain hit it between rides for a few weeks, the brakes worked fine, I figured the wear down from weather and use as it got cold did some damage.

  • 1 month ago

    Here's a video that'll explain exactly what pads you need and how to change them.

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    Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder.
  • 1 month ago

    Those are V brakes. You can buy those pads at any bike shop.

  • 1 month ago

    They're linear pull brakes or commonly called V-Brakes.  Everything you need to know is on this link from Park Tool.

    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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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

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