Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
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Position the fixed pad per the instructions with the understanding that the rotor needs to be far enough toward the moveable pad on new pads so that it will not strike the caliper as the fixed pad wears down.
Avid for one is pretty clear that the initial position of the fixed pad will place the rotor about 1/3 of the gap in from the moveable pad. This leaves 2/3rds of the gap for wear.
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