Touring Bicycle Brakes & Gearing

Touring Bicycle Gearing and Brakes

Once you begin looking at the multitude of touring bicycles being produced today, you will begin to notice that there are a number of different gear combinations and brake designs used on the various touring bike models. In this video we’ll discuss how to read and interpret the gearing on your new touring bicycle… and we’ll have a brief discussion on the two most common type of brakes found on modern touring bicycles.

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3 thoughts on “Touring Bicycle Brakes & Gearing

  1. Russon says:

    I just watched the video on brakes. My bike has rim brakes. Is it possible to have it retrofited with disc brakes?

    • Darren Alff says:

      It might be possible, but it probably isn’t worth the expense. Rim brakes are fine! Almost all touring bicycles had rim brakes in the past. There has just been a recent move toward disc brakes. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to change the brakes on your bike… or go out and get a new bicycle. If you already have a bike and it has rim brakes on it… then that really isn’t a problem. You’re good!

  2. Squaxor says:

    I believe that there’s sufficient evidence to show that hydraulic disk brakes are reliable for world tours. There are many long-distance cyclists that swear by them. Of course rim brakes are excellent and fool proof.

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