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    Help - Rear hyrdo brakes drag

    I have hyrdos and I accidentally pulled the rear brake when the wheel was off. Now when I put the wheel on it doesn't spin freely but has major drag from the pads. What should I do?
    2009 Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc

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    Yeh this is a pain in the @rse.

    What brakes do you have?

    Get some business cards and slide them in either side of the pad and rotor while the wheel is in. Give the lever a good squeeze, then take out the cards and squeeze firmly. You may need to also re-center your caliper before you do this.

    If that dosn't work, get a clean flat head screwdriver and with the wheel out push and pry the pads (which will push the pistons) back into the caliper.

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    I've done this so many freakin times on bikes that I've built for the bike shop I work at. basically, just stick a flathead in there and pry em back. It can do it in a minute or two now.

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