Very Basic Question - Rear Wheel Skids on Breaking
The reason I posted it here is that my bicycle is a mountain bike. Hope it is fine.
I just got a new IronHorse. It has disc breaks (Hayes HFX-9). When I am off the bike and walking with it and apply rear break, the rear wheel skids on. This does not happen with the front wheel. Is that normal behaviour? Or the rear break needs adjusting?
I am not sure about the breaking performance when riding. It is not a sharp stop. An appreciable distance before complete stop.
its perfectly normal, the rear wheel skids because there is no weight behind it.
It'll take a few rides before your pads break in, it took a while for my BB7 pads to work their best. Whatever you do, dont touch the rotors/pads with your bare hands as the oil on your hands will contaminate the rotors/pads..