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HI there I have a Avid bb7 160mm break on my brand new 06 X-Caliber and the front rotor is bent, or at least I think it is. The bend is not a gradual one, but its short and bad. When I`m breaking while riding the brake has on off feel to it, real strong then almost nothing. Would this be covered in a warranty or something? Any advice would be nice, Thanks.
 

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Verify it's bent, you can put a small screwdriver next to the outside edge of disc then rotate the wheel, if it's bent you'll know. Unless the brakes are brand new & bent from day 1 they wont warranty it.
 

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It rubs in about two spots and when it rubs it really rubs, though who would I talk to about this? I couldnt find a E-mail to Avid?
 

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Rotors warp, fact o'disc brake life. If there is a very sharp crease, replace it. If it's just a warp bend it carefully back into true (read the disc brake faq for help). If the bike was delivered with the rotor bent with a crease, ask for a replacement; if you've ridden the bike before it happened, the problem is yours.
 

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It rubs in about two spots and when it rubs it really rubs, though who would I talk to about this? I couldnt find a E-mail to Avid?
How long have you owned the bike?
If brand new yesterday, where did you buy it from?
 

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I bought the bike at my LBS Dec,1 last thursday and have rode it once. The night before the ride i noticed the bend (very sharp crease) so i just backed the pads off and let it be.
 

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I bought the bike at my LBS Dec,1 last thursday and have rode it once. The night before the ride i noticed the bends (very sharp crease) in two spots close togather so I just backed the pads off and let it be.
 

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Why don't you bring the bike where you bought it, explain to them what you just told us, and see what they say?
 

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Why don't you bring the bike where you bought it, explain to them what you just told us, and see what they say?
Ditto on the LBS, they should at listen to what you have to say. I n most cases after the bike is assembled they take it on a test ride or if it's a floor model they should check it over. If they did this & the rotor is bent as bad as it sounds they should have cought it durring a test ride. Other wise it may have happended on the way to it's new home or the transport to the 1st ride.
If that is the case they might give you a bro deal, or they could warranty it as a favor to you called a goodwill gesture.
 
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