Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Rotor rub.

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Rotor rub.

    OK so I just got a new pair of avid elixer 5 on ebay for 150 for the pair. Question one: the back rotor will rub on the pads every time it gets to a certain point on the rotor, why is this
    ? is it bent or installed wrong?? tried adjusting pads no luck. Question two: so it came with a 185mm rotor for the front what is the reason for the bigger rotor?


  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Bigger rotor = more leverage = potentially better braking.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Larger rotor up front will give you much better stopping power on longer, steep descents.

    The rotor is slightly bent, not unusual when a rotor goes through the mail. Simply bend it back using a disc straightener or a crescent wrench. Don't expect to true it perfectly. Just enough to stop the rubbing should be fine.

    BUT FIRST... watch closely as you spin the wheel to make sure that the rotor is mounted straight before you do anything else

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts