Properly called caliper disc brakes, a type of brake that consists of a rotor that rotates at wheel speed, straddled by a caliper with brake pads near its edge. The calipers pinch the rotor, slowing or stopping the wheel.
A type of brake consisting of a flat rotor disc that turns with the wheel and stationary component (caliper). Brakeing takes palce by the caliper forcing the brake pads against both sides of the rotating disc. Generally, more fade-resistant than drum brakes as the rotor heats it expands against the closing pads.
Now the most common type of braking system used but once quite a rarity from when Jaguar pioneered discs on its 1950s Le Mans-winning cars. Basically a disc of steel spins on the wheel hub, and is grabbed by calipers wearing heat resistant pads to slow the vehicle down. Front wheel discs that do most of the work are often ventilated (with air flowing through each side of the disc) for better dissipation of the heat created by transfer of the vehicle's kinetic energy. Some performance cars also use grooves or drilled holes to further reduce heat and stop gunk forming on the brake pad.
Usually using a hydraulic medium, this type of brake is strong and has a high level of controllable stopping power with less fade. 2 & 4-finger levers provide for an easy grip. 9. Double Servo Panta Mechanism
A brake system, that looks alot like traditional bicycle brakes, that applies caliper pressure against a disk on wheels ( called rotors) to stop a car. Older cars have disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear wheels. Many of the new cars have disc brakes on all four wheels.
Properly called caliper disc brakes, a type of brake that consists of a rotor that rotates at wheel speed, straddled by a caliper that can squeeze the surfaces of the rotor with brake pads near its edge. Disc brakes provide a more linear response and operate more efficiently at high temperatures and during wet weather than drum brakes.
A mechanism for braking where, what are called brake pads, are attached to a hydraulic caliper, which stands astride a disc attached to the wheel. The caliper can close in a vise-like grip to slow the disc and therefore the wheel. Experts say that disc brakes work better in wet driving conditions than drum brakes. (See Drum Brakes).
Disc brakes consist of a brake rotor and a caliper. The caliper has friction pads inside it that when brake pressure it applied the brake pads squeeze against the rotor to slow the wheel. In stock applications these are used more commonly on front wheels, but are a desirable upgrade for the rear end.