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    Hydraulic Disk Brakes

    This weekend I will be bringing my new Cobia to a trail in Connecticut, which requires the removal of the front wheel for storage in the car (Audi S6 sedan). I have heard that the hydraulic brakes may brake if the rotor is not in the caliper. Is this true?
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    Yes. Insert the little red pad spreader in between the pads when the wheel is out for transport. If you do not have one the LBS can hook you up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    This weekend I will be bringing my new Cobia to a trail in Connecticut, which requires the removal of the front wheel for storage in the car (Audi S6 sedan). I have heard that the hydraulic brakes may brake if the rotor is not in the caliper. Is this true?
    The worry is that if you squeeze the lever with the rotor out, the pads may get pushed together. Nothing's broken, you just have to push the pistons back in the caliper, gently, evenly and squarely. It ain't that hard.

    But yeah, put a pad spacer in there if you take the front wheel out. You can use any old hunk of flat clean metal, wood, paper or plastic around 2mm thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    The worry is that if you squeeze the lever with the rotor out, the pads may get pushed together. Nothing's broken, you just have to push the pistons back in the caliper, gently, evenly and squarely. It ain't that hard.

    But yeah, put a pad spacer in there if you take the front wheel out. You can use any old hunk of flat clean metal, wood, paper or plastic around 2mm thick.
    Would a piece of cardboard work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Would a piece of cardboard work?
    I have used cardboard or a folded business card in a pinch.

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