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    How do i even out the feel of the levers (i'm a disc newbie)

    I just got my sweet new bike (project one fuel!) with 2004 XT hydraulic discs. I'm new to the whole disc brake thing. My front brake lever feels way stiffer than the rear. I hardly have to pull the front lever at all. Is there a way to adjust this? Or is this something to do with how the brakes were bled? I have the new XT dual control levers if that makes a difference.


    Also, it seems like every time I put the front wheel back on my bike, the brake needs to be readjusted. Just a little rubbing, but it's annoying. Maybe it's part of the breaking in period?
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    sounds like air in the rear brake system

    Quote Originally Posted by msugma
    Or is this something to do with how the brakes were bled? * * *
    Also, it seems like every time I put the front wheel back on my bike, the brake needs to be readjusted.
    Yep, the rear brake sounds like it needs a careful bleeding.

    As to the wheel issue, you need to be consistent with how much force you need to close the quick release lever. If you make it too tight, the fork legs squeeze tighter and that brings the caliper further inward, causing rubbing. Try different amounts of tension on the QR lever.

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    rotor and caliper

    Quote Originally Posted by gonzostrike
    Yep, the rear brake sounds like it needs a careful bleeding.

    As to the wheel issue, you need to be consistent with how much force you need to close the quick release lever. If you make it too tight, the fork legs squeeze tighter and that brings the caliper further inward, causing rubbing. Try different amounts of tension on the QR lever.
    Make sure your rear rotor is exactly between two pads and pads contact rotor at the SAMEE TIME. Use some washers to adjust the caliper's position. Just did that myself, HUGE improvement.
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