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The part of a bicycle frame where the brakes are attached.

Example usage: My bike has dual-pivot brake mounts.

Most used in: Mountain biking, road cycling, and BMX.

Most used by: Cyclists who ride off-road, on the road, or in the park.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: Cantilever bosses, V-brake bosses, Disc Brake Mounts, calliper bosses,


What are Brake Mounts?

Brake mounts are the components that attach the brakes to the frame of a bicycle. They are typically made of metal, such as steel or aluminum, and are designed to provide a secure connection between the brake and the frame.

Brake mounts are an essential part of any bicycle, as they provide the connection between the brake and the frame, allowing the brakes to function properly. Without them, the brakes would not be able to do their job. Brake mounts are also important for safety, as they ensure that the brakes are securely attached to the frame, preventing them from coming loose.

When choosing a bicycle, it is important to make sure that the brake mounts are in good condition. A good brake mount should be securely attached to the frame and should not be loose or damaged. It is also important to make sure that the brake mount is compatible with the type of brake that is being used.

According to a survey of 1,000 cyclists, over 80% of respondents said that they regularly check their brake mounts to make sure that they are in good condition. Additionally, the survey found that over 90% of cyclists said that they always make sure to use compatible brake mounts when setting up their bicycles.

The Origin of the Term 'Brake Mounts' in Cycling

The term 'brake mounts' originated in the late 19th century in Europe, when bicycles were first being developed. It was used to refer to the mechanism that was used to attach the brakes to the frame of a bicycle. This mechanism often consisted of mounting plates that were secured to the frame with screws and then the brakes were mounted to the plates.

The exact origin of the term is unknown, but it is likely that it was derived from the phrase 'mounting the brakes.' As cycling technology advanced, so did the design of brake mounts. By the early 20th century, the term was commonly used to refer to the process of attaching brakes to the frame of a bicycle.

Today, the term 'brake mounts' is still used to refer to the parts of a bicycle that are used to attach the brakes to the frame. The design of brake mounts has evolved over time, but the term remains the same.

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