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Old 09-28-07, 06:52 PM   #1
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disk brakes suck...why

i have an 07 specalized p2 cromo and the brakes wont even let me do a stoppie and wont lock up... why please help
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Old 09-28-07, 06:55 PM   #2
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i have an 07 specialized P.2 aluminum, the avid bb5's are nice brakes, i have the bb7's, i would suggest getting compressionless cables, and checking how close the pads are to the rotors. by the way how much do you weigh?
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Old 09-28-07, 06:59 PM   #3
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Have you ridden the bike enough to 'burn in' the brakes? Did you contaminate the discs or pads in any way?

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Old 09-28-07, 07:14 PM   #4
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I weigh 180 and i have ridden it a lot. What do you mean by contaminate the brakes? Also, how far away should the pads be?
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Old 09-28-07, 07:28 PM   #5
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i weigh 180 and i have ridden it allot and what do u mean by contaminate the brakes
also how far away should the pads be
'Contaminate' means getting oil or other similar crap on the rotors or the pads.

If you have mechanical disc brakes use the barrel adjusters to close the pads in closer to the rotor. Get them as close as possible without the pads dragging on the rotors. Adjust back out if you want more lever travel.

It's also possible that the pads are worn out. Take it to your LBS for pad replacement.
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Old 09-28-07, 09:01 PM   #6
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Ok, thanks guys except for pete faqerlin.
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Old 09-28-07, 09:10 PM   #7
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lol i was just kidding
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You may have to adjust how close the pads are. Try that before buying anything.
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Old 10-05-07, 03:27 PM   #9
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kk they work good but skueek really bad when pressure is applied
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Old 10-05-07, 04:22 PM   #10
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how can i make them stop squeeking spray them with wd40 lol jk i know dont do that
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What he said........I think..?

You can get disk brake specific cleaner at the local auto parts store.
Also pull your pads and inspect them for foreign deposits.
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Old 10-05-07, 05:00 PM   #12
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uhhhhh....ok
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... inspect them for foreign deposits.
I keep inspecting my bank accounts for foreign deposits but everything there is something I put in - - and never enough. What's the best way to accumulate foreign deposits?
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I keep inspecting my bank accounts for foreign deposits but everything there is something I put in - - and never enough. What's the best way to accumulate foreign deposits?
Contact Nigeria.
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First step in getting the brakes to work is to use proper english.
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disk breaks are da coolest. YOU are da suxxor.
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