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Hydraulic Disc Brake Pads Are Too Close – Learn How to Fix Quickly

Having hydraulic brake pads too close to each other leaves no place for the rotor to spin freely. There are several different reasons why pistons don’t retract completely. It’s actually a widespread problem, and some causes are straightforward to fix. However, there are deeper mechanical problems that can cause pistons to be out of position as well. These sometimes require …

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Troubleshooting Hydraulic Disc Brakes on Your Mountain Bike

Bicycle hydraulic disc brakes are a bit delicate in comparison to motorcycle or car hydraulic brakes. Therefore, there are occasional maintenance issues that can result in insufficient braking power. Braking power loss is sometimes severe because bike hydraulic disc brakes don’t have too much braking power to begin with. Otherwise, they would block the wheels all the time, which can …

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Is It Bad to Put A Bike With Hydraulic Disc Brakes Upside Down?

Having squishy brakes is quite scary. I always kept worrying about what if this happens when I’m riding downhill on a trail. Luckily, that’s close to impossible to happen unless you cut the hydraulic brake hose on something. Which again, I don’t recall ever seeing it happen on a trail ever. A problem often happens, and it’s related to placing …

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How To Install Disc Brakes On A Road Bike

  I always liked asking pro cyclers for advice about components, until I realized I don’t get good advice from them. Not because they don’t give good advice but because I’m not a pro cycler and that advice might not apply to me at all. Since road cycling was never my area of expertise I decided to invest some time …

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Metal or Resin Brake Pads For Mountain Biking

Brakes are quite critical in mountain biking. The first thing you want to make sure is in good condition before you start riding is the brakes. Especially which brake and brake pad fit the type of mountain biking you are interested in. There are different types of brake pads and so they perform differently in each and every situation. It …

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How to Fix Squeaky V Brakes: 13 Tips And Causes

V-brakes are still a perfectly viable option for any bicycle, including the mountain bike. There are better options but that doesn’t mean v-brakes aren’t good enough for an average rider. After all, most riders are sold on the fact that v-brakes are easy to maintain. However, there are issues that can become annoying if not dealt with. Squeaking noises often …