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Old 11-30-06, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mikejo
How often does one need to adjust the lever's position and why would someone want to do that on the trail?
The pads automatically adjust for wear, right? So the dial is not for that?
I think it's for when you want to apply more or less pressure on the brake lever to get the same result. For example, when I'm going downhill, I tend to apply more pressure on the levers just because of momentum so I make the front brake lever more "squishy" so it's not as responsive (so I don't endo).

The problem I've had with my Juicy 7s is that when you make the lever more squishy, it's harder to brake with one finger with the front brake because the lever hits my middle finger on the handle, which is annoying. The lever on the left is closer to the handle bard than the lever on the right and I'm not sure why. Does anyone know?
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