One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A brake acting on the rim of a wheel.
- ‘Bicycle brakes are either rim brakes, in which friction pads are compressed against the wheel rims, or internal hub brakes, in which the friction pads are contained within the wheel hubs.’
- ‘These $50 hub adapters can turn your old rim brake wheels into a disc-compatible version after some wheel rebuilding and a little patience.’
- ‘The wheels do not work on mountain bikes with rim brakes.’
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