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Disc Brake Pads Play ?

Tiggy777Tiggy777 Posts: 84
edited February 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi all

I have just inspected my disc pads for the first thing and was surprised to see them a ‘little’ loose in the caliper. They seemed to just sit against the piston and they was about 1-2 mm of movement either way. Is this correct and if so it must make adjusting them so they don’t touch the rotor very very difficult.

Is this all ok or I am totally losing the plot on this one.

Would apprecaite any advice.

Thank you for you time




  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Theyre magnetic (most likely) but clipped in. It doesnt matter. If theyre hydraulic theyll usually sort themselves out anyway (with things like the juicys) but not if theyre soles or something.
  • Will SnowWill Snow Posts: 1,154
    is there a retaining spring (hinks thats what its called!!!) in there???

    sumat like that. if not then the padswont push apart properly.
    i ride a hardtail
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