Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
167 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just got an ex8 with Avid brakes. I took of the front wheel for some maintenance. During that time I depressed the front brake lever without the wheel. I noticed that the pads were still pretty close together so I gently pried them apart and re-attached the wheel but now there is some rubbing vs. before it was free of rubbing. Haven't ridden it since and only have 75 miles on the bike.

Will this work its way out? Or do I need to adjust the break somehow?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Whenever you have the wheel off place a spacer in-between the brake pad a piece of plastic or even cardboard will work this way if you grab the brake lever on accident you won't run into a problem.. Take the bike to a local shop and have them re-bleed your front brake..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
167 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Stardust said:
Whenever you have the wheel off place a spacer in-between the brake pad a piece of plastic or even cardboard will work this way if you grab the brake lever on accident you won't run into a problem.. Take the bike to a local shop and have them re-bleed your front brake..
So your thinking is that they'll have to be re-bleed? What happens by grabbing the brake without a spacer? I'm new to hydro's..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
167 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 · (Edited)
The lever feels firm. But it catches with the slightest touch - which I would say is perfect but I still have some rubbing. After using the google macnine a bit it looks like bleeding is a bit of a process. I'll just take it in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
824 Posts
doesn't sound like you need a bleed then, just need to spread the pads a bit more, or get your rotor perfectly centered. Since you've adjusted the caliper bolts and position already, you might also try tweaking the tension on your wheel quick release as that will change where the rotor sits just a bit.
 

·
Permanent Noob
Joined
·
344 Posts
Ask them for a bleed block. (mine's red plastic) I just put it in whenever I drop the front wheel to load it up. Haven't had the issue with accidentally grabbing the lever and having to pry them out since.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top