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garym221987 said:
whats the differnence between v brakes and disc brakes?
V brakes use brake pads that grip the rim of your wheel to slow you down. Discs use brake pads that grip a rotor that is attached to the hub of the wheel to slow you down (think about the front brakes on automobiles as an example of disc brakes).

You're going to have more questions, I'm sure, so to head this off, go to the upper right part of the screen on any page in the Brake Forum, and click on the Disc Brake F.A.Q logo. Read up and you'll know a lot more.

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