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Spacing Brake Pads

PagemPagem Posts: 244
edited October 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi guys and girls,

relatively new to this mtb, disc brake lark, having been a roadie for far too long. however, my brakes are driving me a little insane so thought i'd ask the collective for some advice.

i have xtr brakes and now it seems that i just cant centre the disc into the brake pads. my fornt disc now actually rubs a little which is annoying to say the least. i have cheked online to see how i can adjust this but to no clear avail. can anyone just tell me what i need to do?

many thanks.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    what is the fitting of the brakes?

    there are some tech drawings in the disc brake sticky.
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  • BuglyBugly Posts: 520
    If the brakes are post mounts its relativly easy to adjust the whole caliper assembly, (my xtr fronts are post mounts but have not had this issue)

  • PagemPagem Posts: 244
    i have no idea what they are. my forks are fox f80's. i can space the whole brake unit to centre the disc but this doesn;t seem to cut it now. it weems that i need to soemwho centre the pads themselves. are there no fine tuning bits on xtr brakes?
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