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    juicy 5 lever pull

    front brake grabs immediately while rear requires a little more lever pull before the pads engage. I'd like to make the front feel more like the rear. Any ideas?

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    Remove the wheel. Level the lever to be parallel with the ground. Remove the bleed port on the lever. Reset the pistons. This will force out any excess fluid. Close the bleed port. Clean up the lever with water. Also check to make sure that both levers have the reach set to the same point. The reach is adjusted with a 2mm allen at the knuckle/pushrod.

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    actually, don't do what will suggests until you take off the wheel, put a butter knife between the pads, and twist sideways. Your brake lever probably just got bumped while the wheel was off.
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    Good point... But once again... what's with the attitude? Is it so hard to say, "Actually, give this a try first..."?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Good point... But once again... what's with the attitude? Is it so hard to say, "Actually, give this a try first..."?
    no attitude intended, sorry if it came across that way.
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