How Hydraulic Disc Brakes Really Work!

Published on June 8th 2024


In mountain biking, brakes are there to help you get down the trail safely they are one of the most important parts of a bike. In this video, Owen Coutts explains the anatomy of a hydraulic bike brake. πŸ’» Submit Top Mods, Bike Caves, Rewinds and more to us πŸ‘‰ ⏱️ Timestamps ⏱️ 00:00 - Intro 00:37 - History of the brake 01:32 - Basics 01:56 - Archimedes 02:43 - Levers 03:33 - Lever Linkage 05:11 - Hose 05:48 - Connection 07:13 - Calliper 09:22 - Pads 10:58 - Lever adjustment 11:12 - Rotor 13:34 - Brake Fluids Useful Links: πŸ› NEW MTB Bike Maintenance Book πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ What brake setup do you have? What is your dream brake setup? Watch more on GMBN Tech... πŸ“Ή Is Bigger Better? πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound Bleu Cheese - baegel Cold Hearted - Matt Large Lost Nights - Lukas Got Lucky #gmbntech #gmbn #mtb #mountainbiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Propain Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: Reynolds wheels: FSA: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: Global Mountain Bike Network - Electric Mountain Bike Network - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GMBN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Training -