Disc Brakes have been around since the ‘70s. Disc brakes don’t make you go faster, look cooler or sound meaner but, few things are less enjoyable than pulling a trailer with lousy brakes. Not only can it be stressful and needlessly hard work, it can also be dangerous. Good brakes can actually improve your overall abilities by allowing much better control of the trailer at all times.
There are a number of good reasons why disc brakes are far superior to drums, including:
- Better cooling - less likely to overheat and fade
- Less susceptible to contamination from mud and water
- Less maintenance
- Much easier maintenance
- Fewer moving parts
- More pad-to-rotor contact area