Are disc brakes better than rim brakes?

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Cable actuated disc brakes are better in poor weather and will work even if the rim is buckled. The rim doesn't get worn down because the pads are impacting on a disc instead. The pads are made of a harder compound than rim brake pads and will last longer before needing replaced. The same type of cable is used in both rim and disc brake systems. Servicing or adjusting both types of brake is very simple. Hydraulic disc brakes are more effective in stopping than the cable disc brakes. Servicing a hydraulic brake can be messy and isn't quite as easy.

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