Can a mechanical disc brake ever be an equal alternative to a hydraulic braking system? This was the question I asked myself – more forced than voluntary. This was due to the supply problems in the bicycle world, which did not stop at individual accessories in the trade. In other words: the new brake system that I actually wanted to build on my “bike for life” was simply not available. After a long search, I decided to expand my “search radius” to mechanical systems… You can find out which brake it was and how satisfied I am with it in this article.