A rubbing disc brake rotor can range from minor annoyance to safety issue. Luckily, there’s a quick fix that works on hydraulic and mechanical disc brakes alike. This clever technique uses the caliper to center itself around the rotor, letting you continue your ride in peace.
- Make sure your wheel is square and secure in the dropouts, and that your rotor is true, before making any adjustments.
- Loosen the two 5mm caliper mounting bolts so the caliper is free to move.
- Squeeze and hold the brake lever as you re-tighten the caliper bolts.
- Give the wheel a spin and marvel at your silent brake!