The guide to choosing your brakes

Disc brakes have made a name for themselves in the world of cycling, and are now regarded as a standard. However, it’s not always easy to find the right brake for your riding style, so we’ve put together this buying guide to help you make the right choice.

Brakes adapted to each practice

It’s important to choose the right brake for your practice. This table will help you find the Bontaz brakes best suited to your practice. Parameters such as weight, settings and braking power will then help you refine your choice.

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The number of pistons

Pistons are the elements that allow the brake pads to come into contact with the disc. The more pistons there are, the more powerful the braking will be, although other design elements influence the power of a brake. At Bontaz, the Alpha range has a 2-piston caliper and the Delta range a 4-piston caliper.

Settings, weight and other parameters

The adjustment possibilities offered by the brake, the weight, the material of the lever or the type of pads… here’s a summary of the characteristics of our brakes.

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Disc size

The larger the diameter of the disc, the more powerful the braking. For our Delta and Alpha ranges, we recommend using Bontaz discs, which range from 160 to 200mm.