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    pad gap

    I am used to working on cars for my living and I know that the pads rub on the rotor to clean them so the brake pads have a good clean surface to apply to. The question I am wondering is am I supposed to setup my bike brakes the same way with some drag or should there be clearance on both sides of the rotors for free spinning. I am going from v-disc in case you couldn't figure that out.

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    There should be a gap between the disc and pads. You don't want drag on a 1 person powered vehicle. Also, the noise will drive you nuts. The heavily slotted nature of the modern disc keeps the discs clean.
    The trouble with having an open mind is that people will insist on trying to put things in it.

  3. #3
    gran jefe
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    Nov 2011
    you want clearance, and don't want them to rub. well, until you squeeze the lever.

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