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    rubbing pads

    Just switched from a bike with V brakes to one with hydraulic discs, and the pads on the front wheel rub the rotor. The wheel still spins OK, but the sound lets me know I'm losing something in output. I have the pad contact knob turned all the way out. How else can I prevent rub, or is it just part of the deal?

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    Part of the deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.raleigh View Post
    Part of the deal.
    -1 fail.

    Some hydraulic disc brakes have 2 allen screws that shift the entire brake unit laterally to center it against the rotor. Also note that no rotor comes out of the box perfectly flat either - you might get some rub. If you don't have the proper shop tool to bend it back, use a crescent wrench.

    Take a picture of your brakes or tell us what they are.
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