Quality difference of Brake calipers

Posted by Dr. Yan Lyansky on Sep 12th 2021

We will discuss rim brakes, since they are most prevalent on folding bicycles. Nowadays all brakes are V-brakes, which are easier to adjust & modulate. The best V brakes move perpendicular to the rim, motion in different directions will minimize efficiency. They should be cold forged from aluminum ( CNC machining is weaker ), with a frame that minimizes flex. Shimano started the V brake idea, but everyone has quality V brakes nowadays. Our Tektro brakes are quality cost effective calipers.