Disc Brake Quick Adjust

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.

  1. Make sure your wheel is square and secure in the dropouts, and that your rotor is true, before making any adjustments.
  2. Loosen the two 5mm caliper mounting bolts so the caliper is free to move.
  3. Squeeze and hold the brake lever as you re-tighten the caliper bolts.
  4. Give the wheel a spin and marvel at your silent brake!