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Difficulty: How to open and close your v-brakes using the quick release function. This is important when removing a wheel. How to Open and Close a V-brake V-brakes are found on many mountain bikes. While disc brakes have come down in price in recent years and are very common, there are still plenty of bikes […]
Difficulty: Mechanical Disc Brake Installation and Adjustment This tutorial will explain how to install and adjust your mechanical disc brakes. We’ll use Avid mechanical disc brakes in the example. (Since disc brake setup varies by brand, see your instruction manual for specific details on your brakes.) You need: 2.5 and 5mm Hex wrenches T25 Torx […]
Difficulty: How to Install and Adjust V-Brakes V-brakes are found on many mountain bikes. While disc brakes have come down in price in recent years and are very common, there are still plenty of bikes out there with V-brakes. V-brakes are a lot like cantilver brakes, but with a direct pull cable. Here’s how to […]
how to bleed hydraulic mountain bike brakes Over time, air bubbles may build up in your hydraulic disc brake lines, and that will lead to mushy braking. To overcome this, you should periodically (once every two years) bleed your brake lines. (It’s called bleeding because you are “bleeding” the air bubbles out of the system […]