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disc brake click to hear : disc brake

Braking mechanism comprising a disc attached to the wheel, whose rotation is slowed down when the brake pads exert friction on it.
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piston click to hear : piston

Part put into motion by hydraulic pressure, which pushes the brake pads to squeeze the disc.

disc click to hear : disc

Round plate interlocked with the wheel whose rotation slows down as it is braked by the friction of the brake pads.

caliper click to hear : caliper

Viselike part comprising a piston, which straddles the brake disc and supports the brake pads.

brake pad click to hear : brake pad

Metal plate that is held by the caliper; it is covered with a heat-resistant material that rubs against the disc to slow down its rotation.

brake line click to hear : brake line

Tube carrying the brake fluid, which becomes pressurized when the driver steps on the brake pedal.