How Do BMX Brakes Work? (Solved!)

Bicycle brakes work by using friction to slow down or stop a bike. There are two main types of brakes used on BMX bikes – rim brakes and disc brakes. Rim brakes work by using pads that press against the wheel rims to slow the bike down. Disc brakes work by using a metal disc that is attached to the wheel and a caliper that squeezes the disc to slow the wheel down. BMX bikes usually have rim brakes, but some higher-end BMX bikes may have disc brakes.