This is not a logical range in which to operate a brake." In any case, the Delta brakes have their fans. My guess is that a lot of those fans are putting more value on style than on actual brake performance. Certainly, the brakes attract a lot of attention visually. In my case, however, I never caught the bug.
Longer Answer: Yes, but maybe not for the reasons you are thinking of. Rim wear is mainly caused by dirt and grime that gets caught between the brakes and the rim, rubbing it like sand paper. The most important thing to do is clean your rims and pads as often as possible. For that matter clean your drive train as well.
This type of brake pre-dates the direct-pull brake. It is a centre-pull cantilever design with an outwardly angled arm protruding on each side, a cable stop on the frame or fork to terminate the cable housing, and a straddle cable between the arms similar to centre-pull caliper brakes.
In particular, when modern low-profile cantilever brakes are used with drop-bar type brake levers, the combination produces excessive mechanical advantage. This problem also arises when using direct-pull cantilevers (such as Shimano's "V-Brakes") with levers made for conventional center-pull cantilevers.
Miche Primato Brake Calliper After some years in the wilderness, Miche are back with a bang and the Primato dual-pivot brake callipers combine inspiring design, superb performance with a price tag and build quality set to delight enthusiasts and worry the competition.
Coaster brakes are operated by backpedaling, and so can be installed only on the rear wheel. Coaster brakes are the most maintenance-free, and suitable for children with limited hand strength. On a folding or take-apart bicycle, a coaster brake avoids the need for a cable connection.
A roller-cam brake works like a centerpull caliper, but its pivots are attached directly to the frame or fork. Instead of having a transverse cable, a roller-cam brake uses a triangular cam. The brake has two see-saw like arms, pivoted in the middle on studs.
Shimano’s first hydraulic lever, R785, is designed for Di2 transmissions, however a second lever for mechanical groupsets has been promised. CyclingTips’ Andy van Bergen travelled to Hawaii last year for Shimano’s unveiling of the R785 hydraulic road brake levers.
Fully sealed with easy bleed access to keep service as painless as possible, the Force hydraulic system disc brakes are optimized to meet the demands of road and cyclocross racing. With 18 millimeter front and rear pistons, Force 22 brakes offer incredible power and modulation.
While they make Red the lightest fully hydraulic, integrated shifting disc brake system available, the carbon shift levers and titanium bolts don’t save much weight over Force 22 Hydro R discs. In our opinion that makes the otherwise identically performing but much cheaper-priced Force 22 the better buy among the SRAM disc brake aristocracy.
TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes are cable actuated, but benefit from a dual piston design. This means that both pistons move equally against the rotor, as opposed to the single piston design of the Avid BB7 and Shimano CX75 mechanical disc brakes. As you will no doubt have read, Dave reckons the TRP Hy/Rd mechanical->hydraulic disc brakes are the current best of the crop.