Brakes are important safety components on the bike as soon as one has to move on the road prescribed by law. Rim brakes press the brake pads to the edge of the rim via brake cable. The resulting friction slows down the bike. The various rim brakes are roughly divided into racing brakes, cantilever brakes or V-brakes. Regardless of the brake model you choose, the benefits of rim brakes remain. They are relatively inexpensive, lightweight and easy to maintain.