When you are buying from the range of Cannondale mountain bikes one of the main questions to be asked is whether to get disc or rim brakes. Here are a few pointers to help you out with your choice.
If you need great brake performance in all weather conditions and you do not mind paying a bit more then disc brakes are by far the best here. Although used on cars for many years, disc brakes were not used on bikes until the end of the 1990s. In those early days there were a few problems with them but now the hydraulic type and cable actuated type are good and will help you maintain and comfortable and safe ride.
If on the other hand you need a light weight brake set or you have a tight budget, and you do not mind a bit of braking variance, then you are fine with rim brakes. However, do keep in mind that if the conditions are wet or muddy then rim brakes will not perform well and in time they are liable to wear through the side of the wheel rim.
Cannondale mountain bikes have seen a number of design changes over the years. First off was the cantilever style brake set, then there was the U brake and now we use the V brake, which tends to work well in all conditions.
Disc brakes do tend to work better than rim brakes and require less physical force applied and are not affected at all by the condition of the wheel rim. Hydraulic versions of the disc brake will cost a lot more but do work the best.
The final decision is down to your needs as Cannondale mountain bikes are made with all forms of brakes to suit the user.
Cannondale Mountain Bikes - Disc Brakes Or Rim Brakes?
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