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CX brake disc brake adjustment/replacement

jamlalajamlala Posts: 284
edited July 2017 in Workshop
Hi all

I recently purchased a second had Trek Crockett 'cross bike. On the front is a Shimano disc brake and on the rear an Avid BB5 brake. On 'trials' they don't stop very well at all. Can I just replace the pads to see if this improves things, or do I need to replace the whole lot? Any thoughts?! Cost is an issue!!
Cannondale Supersix 105 2013- summer bike - love it!
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Trek Crockett 5 - CX bike, muddy fun!
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  • trekvettrekvet Posts: 221
    Check cables well oiled. Fit organic pads (need no warm up, quiet, wear quicker than discs), check all adjusted / aligned correctly, clean discs, etc.
    The Wife complained for months about the empty pot of bike oil on the hall stand; so I replaced it with a full one.
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