Setting up disc brakes correctly is worth it shocka!

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  • Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Shims? Never had to use them on disc brakes. Do you do that to swap wheels?

    For ages I’ve just slapped on the brakes, align the callipers and they just work. Aligning tip I’ve learnt is put two thin bits of card either side of the disc with calliper bolts loose, apply brake lever and hold it there, tighten calliper bolts just snug, release lever, remove card and all should spin perfect then do bolts to torque spec. Works every time for me.

    allthepies
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    These are IS mount fittings so shims are the method of adjustment.

    transapp
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    Dead Jenny, that’s so simple it may just work. Top tip fella!

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    Ah, think I get it. All my brakes have been Post mount callipers and adapters are used for my IS mount forks. All the calibration is done with the Post mount calliper stuff.

    bol
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    Oh the joys of Avids.

    druidh
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    bol wrote:

    Oh the joys of Avids.

    It’s not a brand issue it’s a PM/IS mount thing.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    It does make a difference. Try using a deeper gauge to centre Hope calipers perfectly.

    allthepies
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    I’ve had disc brakes on various bikes for ages and have faffed around with shims etc setting them up but never really dialled them in 100%.

    Just spent 15 mins in the garage swapping shims around so there’s absolutely zero disc deflection when the brakes are applied. A quick spin around outside and 😯 what an improvement 🙂

    Coming next, aligning mechs makes shifting better 😉

    Premier Icon igm
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    Modern Hopes have a centre marking you align with the disc. If anything, easier and more effective than Avid.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    deeper gauge? Bloody smart phone, I meant to say feeler gauge.

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