Questions tagged [disc-brake]

Brakes with a disc near the hub and calipers that grip that disc.

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Barrel adjuster cable housing sticking out, why?

I've been trying to adjust my front brakes and when I released the brake lever arm (on the disc brake) and moved the arm to the furthest back position, I noticed that the cable housing at the brake ...
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Commuting and recreation scooter with handlebar brake lever

I am looking for a commuting / recreation scooter but have no experience of using one. I am very familiar with riding a bike and using handlebar-mounted brake levers. My budget is sub-£100 (GBP) and ...
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New bike disc brake noise

I have just bought a brand new bike which was put together in the store and the disc brakes, which I have never had before, make a very slight scratching noise. Does this need altering or is it fine ...
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New disk pads glazing during bed-in procedure

My bike is equipped with Sram Force Etap AXS and I've been using some BBB pads for quite a while. My bike shop recommended these, stating that they were compatible (and yes, they worked pretty well). ...
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Which bolt to use when aligning disc brakes?

I am struggling with a rubbing disc rotor on a new bicycle. Which bolts should I use when trying to align the caliper? The ones I marked in red, or the blue ones? I tried to use the red ones so far, ...
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What do I do if I get chain lube on my brake pads?

I was being extremely stupid and accidentally applied a little chain lube to my brake pads? I tried to sand them down a little and cleaned the disc rotor with rubbing alcohol, but the performance is ...
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Determine Rotor and Caliper Size

I bought a used mountain bike and it does not have a caliper or a brake lever for the front. How can I go about finding out what will work on this bike and where is a good place to buy online?
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Disc brakes are squeaking

I bought a new bike that has mechanical disc brakes. They were squeaking really hard. I tried aligning the caliper. Now the squeaking noise is gone form the front brake, but not from the back brake. I ...
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Front wheel is not aligned and touching the brake line

On my bike the front wheel is not centered below the handlebars, instead it seems to be more on the left side. Weirdly that's also the side where the disk brake is located and the wheel is touching ...
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Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc: 7.0 vs 8.0 [closed]

Mission: On the market for a new road bicycle. Since May 2020 I stepped up my cycling and will probably at least triple the yearly kilometres (3k?). So I want to treat myself and I decided to invest a ...
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Lost bearing on disc brake for Kona Jake The Snake 2016

I have this bike, and I appear to have lost the bearing on the front wheel, causing the disc brake to rub up against the fork when I'm riding. (I'm not a bike expert, so sorry if I'm using the wrong ...
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Hydraulic disc brake clicks once when I pull the brake lever and the braking force is very bad

I have a brand new Trek Marlin 5 (1-2 months old) with hydraulic disc brakes and the rear brake doesn’t work well and when I pull the brake lever, it clicks once somewhere in the frame (cables inner ...
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Croix De Fer fork replacement

I own a 2019 Croix De Fer 10 and would like to replace its fork since I recently damaged it. I went on Genesis's website to try and find out exactly what kind of fork it is, I am quite new to bike ...
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What bolt size are Shimano brake caliper bolts?

A front caliper bolt on a shimano disc brake caliper came out while riding, and went lost, while the remaining bolt, which was a little bit longer and thus protruded a little was completely bent. ...
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What threads are used on Avid BB5 barrel adjusters?

I thought I might replace the locknut on my front brake barrel adjuster because the current knurled one needs pliers where it sits in an awkward place behind the mudguard stays. But it's an unusual ...
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Examples of disc brakes causing injury in pro races

Before disc brakes became UCI legal there was a lot of people arguing that they were more dangerous than standard v brakes in bunch races. Often it was highlighted that a very hot spinning metal disc ...
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Why do my front wheel/disc brakes squeal/moan when NOT braking

1 year old Trek 520 with mechanical disc brakes. When I am pushing the bike around, both with and without loaded panniers, the front wheel frequently makes a low pitched "squealing" sound--...
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Unfixable brake disk rubbing

I ride a Rabeneick TS5 2017 Alfine 8, bought in 2018, with about 5000km on it (mostly commuting on asphalt, in all weather (mostly dry), some easy forest trails). It has BR-M395 hydraulic disk brakes ...
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Why are Disc Brakes better in the Rain?

It is generally accepted that disc brakes will offer better performance in the rain on a road bike. But from reading many articles on the topic of disc vs rim brakes, I have yet to find any ...
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Disc brakes making a banging sound on steep descents

I got a new bike a few months back. Its a cheap decathlon Rockrider mountain bike so I am not expecting anything too special. However I have noticed that going down steep descents, even slowly, the ...
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How can I determine what postmount I need for my fork / rotor for front and back

I am planning to purchase Shimano Saint BL-M820 + BR-M820 hydraulic disc brake set for my Specialized Stumpjumper Comp and I have no idea what post-mount to buy since I changed my fork and I am pretty ...
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Front disc brake rattling noise

I recently purchased a brand new Scott Genius 950 at a local bike store. After bedding in the brakes, I noticed a rattling noise while riding coming from the front disc brake. I brought it back to ...
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Flipping or rotating pads?

I went to replace the pads on my front mechanical disc brake. I noticed the pad on the stationary side had significantly less wear than the pad on the actuated side. Could I get away with flipping ...
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Why do some disk brake pads use split-pins or bolts to retain metallic or resin pads?

With Shimano disc brakes, there are two options for types of brake pads: resin or metallic. My understanding is that the metallic brakes generally have more stopping power while resin are more ...
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Disc brake conversion for Trek 7.5 FX from 2012 [duplicate]

Looking for a few tips to help me with a project. I got a Trek 7.5 FX 2012 as a hand-me-down and love the bike, but I am having trouble getting used to the brakes. I would like to do a conversion to ...
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Upgrading the brakes on a Giant Anyroad 2 2015

I am looking to buy some used Giant Anyroad 2 2015. The groupset is already upgraded to Shimano 105 2x11, with cassette 11-34t. Crankset are Tiagra. Everything look fine, except the brake, which still ...
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Pulsating and screeching after changing disc brake pads

Please bear with me, as I am very new to bicycle maintenance. I changed the brake pads in my front brake (Tektro Auriga on a Rockrider 540 bicycle), as I was unhappy with the braking performance and ...
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New Shimano 105 hydraulic brake loses pressure

I have a brand new bike with about only 25 miles on it. On a ride today the rear brake (Shimano 105 hydraulic) became spongy, letting me max out the lever but giving on about 25% of braking power. I ...
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Is this a disk brake mount?

This is a picture of 2011 scott contessa 60: Is this some kind of disk brake mount? If yes - what type is it? I've got an avid bb7 (mtn) caliper and it'd be nice to install it here.
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Can I convert the brakes from rim to disc [duplicate]

I have a 1990s vertik 2 it's the mountain bike one and I am wondering if I could convert the rim brakes to disc brakes if so what are good budget options
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Buying parts for an extra set of wheels: will a an 11 speed freehub body accept a 12 speed cassette?

I'm mechanically inclined, but I don't know much about modern bicycles. I have a Rocky Mountain C70. Since I live in the city, I'd love to have a second set of wheels that aren't knobby for the paved ...
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Disc brake pad replacement, or replace whole caliper?

We have a Boss Stealth 26" men's mountain bike with Zoom brand disc brakes. The disc brake pads are worn and need replacing, the problem is finding a workshop who can fit them as apparently it is a ...
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Can my fork support disc brakes?

I want to put disc brakes on my bike but I do not know which type to put on
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Why are bolts of brake discs using Torx sockets?

Most bolts on bikes are using hex sockets. However, there is at least one exception: the 6 bolts of brake discs, which usually have Torx sockets. What is the reason for this? Has the Torx socket a ...
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Shimano BR-RS505 brake caliper retainer screw stuck

My bike has a set of Shimano BR-RS505 hydraulic brakes and the rear pad axle, datasheet item 10, just won't budge. The flathead screw stripped a little when I tried to release it and I didn't go any ...
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Shimano Alfine lever does not seem to pump oil into the hose even with reservoir full

I am trying to refill a Shimano Alfine BR-S500 disk brake system with oil. I have filled the reservoir with mineral oil... And am repeatedly squeezing the lever, but it feels like no oil is getting ...
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Is it common for the left side spokes of a front disc wheel to have more tension than the right side spokes?

Wiping my bike down after a wet ride, I noticed that the left side spokes on my front wheel are tighter than the right side. I don't have a tensionometer but squeezing pairs on each side and plucking ...
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Cleaning Contaminated Disc Rotors

I've had an eternal struggle with my current bike over brake contamination. The levers and calipers are shimano ultegra r8000, so the latest and (almost) greatest. I first noticed it when I took it ...
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Creaky hydraulic disc brakes on MTB

I am having some trouble with my Boardman Mht 8.8. Whenever I press my brakes while stationary, and move the bike with them engaged, a creak and clunk sounding noise appears, every time. This ...
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Looking to get correct size bike

I'm 59 years old, 6'6" with 36" inseam, I presently have a carbon Teschner road bike. looking for at either a gravel bike or hybrid bike I have not decided yet, but my main concern is getting the ...
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What are these two “clips” on the bolts holding by rear disc brake bracket to the frame? [duplicate]

My rear disc brake is attached to a bracket, which is attached to the frame. This bracket is held by two bolts that each have a clip on them: The clips are clamped around the bolts, and can easily be ...
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Replacement brake pads for Tektro HD-R210

What model pads would be a replacement for Tektro HD-R210 brakes? I haven't seen the model mentioned in Tektro's documentation https://www.tektro.com/upload/Product/F_20170613131999DtkdK8.PDF The ...
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Can I use a rim brake rear wheel in a disc brake bike, for indoor training?

I have a disc road bike (QR); I use it also with an indoor trainer with a specific training tire. I would like to buy a wheel to be used only on the trainer (with the specific tire). Since I don't ...
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Can I convert rim brake to disc brake on road bike?

I have a Giant propel advanced 2 (2017) road bike, 105 groupset, rim brakes. I would like to buy a set of deep section racing wheels and unsure if disc brakes are an option or not. Is it possible to ...
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Inserting pistons in caliper

What do I have to know when inserting the piston? What is the requirements to the size of the gland and squaring? Do I have to use a special tool for replacing or inserting the second piston?
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Rotor rubs caliper after every ride

I've noticed the rotor on my front wheel rubs on the outer caliper's brake pad after I go for a ride. I've adjusted the wheel alignment a few times just with the quick release mechanism to get the ...
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Where is the grease on my front brake caliper coming from?

I've had a new road bike for three months to commute. I live on the east side of Hawai'i island so I'm often riding in the rain. A few weeks after I first bought the bike the front brakes started ...
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On Shimano disk brakes, are both pads supposed to move?

I have Shimano disk brakes (cable operated, no hydraulics), they are still pretty new. I noticed that under braking, only one of the brake pads moves inward. Is this how they are supposed to work? ...
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Shimano hydraulic hose - BH90-SB compatible with BH90-J/JK

My problem, I have a complete M7000 (MTB) brake set that uses SM-BH90-SB hose, and now I want to connect a 105er BR-R7070 brake caliper that needs SM-BH90-JK-SSR or SM-BH90-J-SSR hose. Are the two ...
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Pros and cons of mixed hydraulic/mechanical brakes vs pure hydraulics

Title of question is self-explanatory. Recently, it was added to the market brakes that are an hybrid mix between the mechanical Bowden steel cable and hydraulic system, which their oil tank is near ...

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