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This has probably been discussed before but I can't seem to find my specific brake in the search. Bottom line is my front brake is rubbing after removing the front wheel and I, like a typical disc newbie, was looking for the magic adjustment knob. ;)

Since I didn't receive a manual with my bike does anyone else have advice for easy adjustment of the XT discs/pads or should I just ride it in to my shop (less than a mile away).
 

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Make sure you tighten your quick release skewer very tight, adjust your caliper on the mounting holes with shims, then make sure you tighten your skewer the same way with the same tightness every time you put your wheel back on. Also, your rotor might be warped and need some truing.
 

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Oh yeah.... when your front wheel was off, you might have accidentally tapped the front brake lever, causing your pistons in your caliper to slightly pop out.... try pushing them back in with a flat blade screwdriver.
 

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Try loosening the QR and rotating the hub's axle a few degrees then retightening the QR. Often the face of the axle end is not perfectly even and this will cause the rotor to be repositioned within the caliper.

Note: This is a problem very often seen with XT hubs.

Ghisallo said:
This has probably been discussed before but I can't seem to find my specific brake in the search. Bottom line is my front brake is rubbing after removing the front wheel and I, like a typical disc newbie, was looking for the magic adjustment knob. ;)

Since I didn't receive a manual with my bike does anyone else have advice for easy adjustment of the XT discs/pads or should I just ride it in to my shop (less than a mile away).
 
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