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    Adjusting Hydraulic brakes? Help please

    I'm new to hydraulic brakes and need some help. My front tire is sticking, the brake is rubbing it. I'm use to fixing my road bike brake whenever this happens but there are no pads to adjust...so what part do i adjust to get the wheel to spin freely? I have hayes hfx-9 brakes.

    Wes

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    loosen(just enough so it will move) the two lillte bolts that hold your calipur too the mounting bracket. then position you calipur so it wont rub, then tightn. look at your disk and make sure its not bent.
    and jsut 2 more things,
    1 disk brakes rub deal with it.
    and 2 dont catch your fingers in the rotor, it hurts...alot
    2005 norco aline

    trees: natures brakes(they work really well. although they kinda hurt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crawfman
    I'm new to hydraulic brakes and need some help. My front tire is sticking, the brake is rubbing it. I'm use to fixing my road bike brake whenever this happens but there are no pads to adjust...so what part do i adjust to get the wheel to spin freely? I have hayes hfx-9 brakes.

    Wes
    Other then the initial set up of the caliper you can not adjust the brakes other then the lever pull (where it engages)
    Your wheel will not spin freely until the pads wear down some and even then they may still drag a bit.
    Also, do not compare how well it spins to your road wheels, you will be very disapointed

    How long have you had the bike? The pads do need to be broken in.
    When you spin the wheel does it stop immediately (no more then 1 rotation)? If it does then your caliper may not be aligned properly. If you do not know how to do this take it to the shop and have them do it for you. With new hydros you may only get 4 or 5 rotations at first even when set up properly.

    As 666 said, you just need to deal with it or you could go get some new brakes


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    Quote Originally Posted by crawfman
    I'm new to hydraulic brakes and need some help. My front tire is sticking, the brake is rubbing it. I'm use to fixing my road bike brake whenever this happens but there are no pads to adjust...so what part do i adjust to get the wheel to spin freely? I have hayes hfx-9 brakes.

    Wes
    I have the exact same problem with my brakes...I just let it rub.

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