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    Running low on brake pads?

    I have a k2 attack and after a few months of riding the brake handle starts to have a lot of "pull" in it. Does this mean its time for new brake pads? or can I shorten the cable but loosening the nut near the calipers and tightening it?

    Any help would be great! Thanks!

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    Just use the barrel adjuster on the brake caliper, on a road bike, or the barrel adjuster on the brake lever, on an MTB.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    No. It means a cable adjustment most likely.
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    Thanks Dan and operator. I'm just going to shorten the cable. Not cut it or anything but loosen the bolt near the calipers and tighten the cables.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustBikeNow
    Thanks Dan and operator. I'm just going to shorten the cable. Not cut it or anything but loosen the bolt near the calipers and tighten the cables.

    Thanks
    This is a mtb, correct? Just adjust the barrel adjuster at the brake lever, counterclockwise to tighten the cable, clockwise to loosen. Should be all you need.

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    if your unsure if you need new pads, tilt your head down and look at the pads! simple! hehe

    we cannot tell you if you need new pads or not, the extra pull could be because your pads are nearly down to the bone, or it could be because of a little cable stretch...

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