What is the Difference Between Mechanical and Hydraulic Disc Brakes?
All disc brakes provide plenty of stopping power, usually far more than is necessary to stop an electric bike.
Mechanical brakes are activated with a braided steel cable, while hydraulic brakes use a sealed fluid system.
Mechanical disc brakes cost less and work perfectly fine, but hydraulic brakes have some important advantages.
The most noticeable difference between the two is that the hydraulic brake levers are easier to squeeze.
Hydraulic brakes also require less maintenance because they automatically self-adjust as the brake pads wear.