Bicycle Repair/comparision of brakes

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Question
Since your last answer I am really impressed so i really want to know which brake(rear or back) is better or an mtb disc or leniar and which is easy to maintain and which one is more powerfull

Answer
All things being equal, a disc brake system will prove to be more effective than a rim-based/linear-pull device. The disc system is better at maintaining braking consistency and power, primarily through choice of materials (stainless steel rotors & sintered material pads) and their clear proximity from mud, water,etc.
In the last instance, neither system is maintenance-free, and disc brake  systems, particularly hydraulic versions, can be quite costly to overhaul if preventative maintenance schedules are not observed.  

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James Novak

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I can answer most inquiries with respect to bicycle assembly, repair, tuning and maintenance. I am less than inclined to speak on such questions as "What kind of bike should I buy?", &/or "What is this bike worth?", etc. Any answers to these types of questions may correlate poorly to an acceptable "fact/sarcasm" ratio.

Experience

7 seasons of "Professional" bicycle service/repair, etc. 4 seasons as Instructor, Professional Bicycle Mechanic training college. n-1 seasons of riding, cracking, crushing, mutilating and breaking bikes of any & all varieties, and thus requiring intense and at-hand skills development, etc.

Education/Credentials
Certified Professional Bicycle Mechanic; Winterborne Bicycle Institute/Conestoga College

Past/Present Clients
The Hub Bicycle Shop, Hespeler Winterborne Bicycle Institute

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