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Rim Brake, Fork

A type of bicycle fork with rim brakes attached.

Example usage: This bike has a rim brake fork.

Most used in: Mountain biking and road cycling.

Most used by: Experienced cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Rim Brake Fork, Cantilever Fork, Caliper Fork, U-Brake Fork,


What is a Rim Brake Fork?

A rim brake fork is a type of bicycle fork which is designed to accommodate rim brakes. Rim brakes are a type of brake that use friction between two pads and the wheel to slow and stop the bike. Rim brakes are still the most commonly used type of brakes on bicycles, with almost 80% of bike owners using them.

Rim brake forks are designed to fit a specific type of rim brake, either cantilever, centerpull, or linear-pull brakes. These forks have a brake mount on the side of the fork, and a brake bridge above the wheel, which is where the brake cable is attached. This design allows the brake pads to be positioned close to the wheel, providing more stopping power than other types of brakes.

Rim brake forks are a popular choice for recreational cyclists, commuters, and mountain bikers. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain, making them a great option for those who want reliable performance with minimal fuss.


The Origins of the Term “Rim Brake Fork”

The term “rim brake fork” was first used in the early 1900s to describe a type of bicycle fork with a brake attached to the rim. This type of brake was used on many different types of bicycles, including road bikes, mountain bikes, and BMX bikes. It was particularly popular in Europe and the United States.

Rim brake forks were first used in the early 1900s, and were initially made of steel. By the mid-1900s, aluminum was being used to make lighter and stronger rim brake forks. In the 1970s, the first disc brake forks were introduced, which allowed for more efficient braking.

Today, rim brake forks are still widely used, but have been largely replaced by disc brakes in mountain biking and other off-road cycling. Rim brake forks are still popular on road bikes, however, due to their lightweight and low-maintenance design. They are also used on BMX bikes, which rely on their simpler design.

The term “rim brake fork” is still used today to describe a type of bicycle fork that has a brake attached to the rim. This type of fork has been around for over a century, and is still used in many different types of cycling.

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