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Stroker Trail - Lever Travel Issue???

MookartsMookarts Posts: 24
edited March 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
I've just got a new bike and have disc brakes for the first time.

The brakes are Hayes Stroker Trails. I'm really impressed with them overall, but I have one niggle with the lever travel. It seems that there is quite a lot of lever movement required -about one inch I'd say -although the pads are really close to the disc when the brake isn't activated

Compared to my old V-brakes that's not bad, but considering how close the pads are to the disc I guess I'd expected less travel required at the lever. Is this something that can be adjusted and if so how?

Also if I can/do adjust this will there be a a trade off in terms of modulation?

Thanks in advance.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    there is an allen key hole on the piston rod that you turn to adjust the lever position.
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  • HixXHixX Posts: 90
    I have the stroker carbon which adjust with a thumbwheel type thing, bringing the lever closer to the bar doesnt affect the overall feel for me. I have em close enough to brake with one finger, but not so close as to trap my other fingers.
    Oohhh me legs hurt !!
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    There is a little blue wheel in the lever in stroker brakes, but i think this is just for lever position, not travel. As nick said, look for a little allen key bolt.
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