Hi folks! New member here from northeast Massachusetts. Been a BMX'er most of my life, recently picked up my first "real" MTB and am really enjoying it.
I have a bit of a novice question that I'm hoping someone can help me out with. This is my first bike with disc brakes and I'm not entirely sure how to remedy this - I've read up on how to adjust them horizontally, but I have a different problem - the disc itself is hitting the caliper. The brakes are Avid Elixir 3s, and the front is 180mm.
Here are a few pics - the rotor is hitting the caliper on the upper side:
(Big pics, so not embedded)
I've loosened the posts which seems to give me plenty of side to side adjustment, but I can't quite sort out how to move the caliper upwards a bit. I'm also a complete novice, so it may be that I have to move the wheel itself - so if this is a stupid question I apologize in advance. The bike has about 100 miles on it, and didn't have this issue when I picked it up.
I'm planning on bringing it to the shop that I bought it from to look at it, but it's Labor Day weekend and it's about a 40 mile drive north of me through tourist hell, so I'm hoping to be able to fix it myself and avoid the traffic over the weekend.
Any insight would be much appreciated. Cheers!
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