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Are Hydraulic Disc Brakes worth the Money?

This could have been my first two-word post ever:  F— Yes!

I own a gravel bike with mechanical discs and a mountain bike with hydraulic.  They’re not even in the same class, the hydraulics are simply that good.

Now, in terms of a ranking brake systems, for what I’ve ridden, it goes like this (best to the rest):

  1. Hydraulic disc
  2. Mechanical disc
  3. Every rim brake setup there is

If you can afford the upgrade to hydraulic disc from mechanical, do it.  They’re worth it and fantastic.

Mechanical Disc

Hydraulic Disc

Caliper rim

Cantilever Rim

Nothing more need be said about the subject.