Bike brakes are absolutely critical for a safe ride. They need to be fitted correctly and properly maintained. There are three basic types of bike brakes, disc brakes, drum brakes and rim brakes. Disc brakes are generally more common on the wheel center of mountain bikes, drum brakes put pressure on the wheel outwardly and rim brakes put pressure on the bike rim. With variations of materials, weights and methods of braking, Performance Bike carries a full spectrum of bike brakes at a wide range of prices so you can find the right one for you.