Short pull brake levers have a smaller distance between the pivot and the end of the cable, resulting in a less amount of cable being pulled when the lever is moved. They are employed by road caliper brakes and cantilever brakes, respectively. Flat-bar brake levers are occasionally mounted on the same mounting bracket as a shifter, which is a common configuration.
How does a bike brake work?
How do brakes function? The brakes are actuated by the rider exerting pressure to either brake levers on the handlebars or drum brakes attached to the bike pedals, depending on the kind of bike. When the bike’s brake pads are engaged, the pressure applied by the rider is transmitted by cables, rods, chains, or hydraulics.