One of the first things to think about when you are looking to get your bike fitted with this kit is whether or not you want a full-brake system or a hydraulic system. If you are going to use a brake system then the main thing to consider is whether you want the system to be fully automatic or manual. There is no harm in getting a full-brake system but if you want to take it easy then you might find it better to go for a hydraulic system.
Gre breaks work by applying the same braking force as a standard brakes, so they provide the same effect, however you do need to think about whether you want the extra pressure. The main advantage of using a gre break system is that you will have the ability to apply the brake pressure by yourself, although some people prefer to have a professional do this.
The main thing that you need to think about when you are looking to buy a gre break kit is what sort of terrain you intend to ride on. For example, there are systems that are designed to work in sand, snow, gravel, mud and even on dry tarmac, while others are designed for use on a mountain. The one you choose is down to personal preference and the terrain that you will be riding on.
The first thing you should do when you are looking at gre breaks is to look at your bike and see if you can get an idea of how much weight it is carrying. If you are on a very lightweight bike then you could choose a gre break system that is designed to use the same kind of braking force as a standard bike, meaning you don’t have to spend a lot of money on it. However if you are on a heavier machine then you will need to spend more money to get the same effect.
The type of the breaks that you choose will depend on whether you plan to use them on rough terrain or whether you want to ride on smooth roads. Full-brake systems work best on rocky terrain, whereas hydraulic systems work best on smooth roads. If you are going to be riding on rocky terrain then you will probably need a full-brake system, while if you are going on a road that is smoother than a hydraulic system is more suitable.
If you plan to ride on smooth roads then you will probably only need a single-stage system. These types of breaks do not work as well for the latter situation and work more like a regular brakes. They work by simply applying more pressure than your standard brakeset and are designed to allow you to stop and rest at the same time.
When you are shopping around, make sure that you check the right size of your breaks. You can find this out by looking at how much weight your bike is carrying when you are taking it out to buy one. The break size is usually measured in pounds (lbs) and you should look at the number of pounds per hour that the brakes have. The larger the size of the brakes the lower the weight of your bike will be, so you should choose the largest break size for your frame and make sure that it can handle your bike.