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Fly Bikes braking system

Photograph By Fly Bikes

Fly Bikes is one of the few BMX brands that remains committed to improving braking technology, and for 2012, they went back to the drawing board for their new Manual brake set. For starters, Fly eliminated the CNC process on their brakes, which saves on the price tag. And then there are the little details, like Fly's female-mounted brake pads, the lack of a barrel adjuster on the lever, and a linear cable housing. The best part: Fly sells the system complete. So if you happen to want brakes and don't own any of the components, one purchase from Fly will set you up for good.