For those of you with the Guide RSC, how much range does the contact adjustment give? Also how are the brakes at compensating for pad wear?
There is a ton of adjustment with the RSC. I am finding that they do adjust for pad wear, but not all too well. I like a medium throw on my lever which is about right with the contact adjust all the way out. I do occasionally have to do some minor pad adjustment to compensate.For those of you with the Guide RSC, how much range does the contact adjustment give? Also how are the brakes at compensating for pad wear?
Same observation on my brakes. Turning the adjuster out makes the brakes engage sooner. WTF?The adjuster changes lever throw by about 15mm.
Are the Lever Adjusters Mislabeled?
I just bled my new brakes as SRAM says with the adjuster turned all the way out (opposite direction of the arrow). The result is a lever that at rest has the tip 75mm away from the centreline of the handlebar. When I pul the levers the wheel stops turning on both sides with the tip of the lever 45mm away from the centreline of the bar.
I would like a shorter lever throw to engage the brakes. When I turn the adjuster IN (direction of arrow) the lever throw gets longer. When I turn the adjuster all the way IN the lever distance from the grip goes from 20mm away to 5mm away.
I sent an email to EpicBleedSolutions and was told that winding the adjusted IN (direction of arrow) would make the lever throw shorter not longer. They told me to bleed like SRAM says with adjuster all the way out and turn the adjuster in to make the brakes engage sooner. This is exactly the opposite of what actually happens.
Same with my RSC's. I think epic bleed solutions was incorrect. IF you want lotsa lever throw you can get it with Guides. If you want a little, you're SOL. The only thing I've found to help shorten the lever throw is pumping out the pistons.Same on my Elixir9's
I found this helpful too. i tried dialing it all the way in and that didn't help. Halfway was some minimal affect. FYI, there are 100 clicks on the dial so 50 clicks is halfway.The bike mechanic at my bike shop who has set up a lot of Guide brakes has spent a lot of time trying to get the feel of these brakes to many customer's satisfaction - initially with no luck. He has given up on the SRAM/Epic Bleed Solution instructions. He told me to try dialing them halfway opposite the direction of the arrow. This middle position for bleeding will get us a lot closer to where many want to be.
Following the SRAM instructions make the adjust useless. Might as well not be an adjuster there. Because when done by SRAM instructions the lever is already too close or in the verge of being too close - turning the lever after bleeding just makes matters much worse.