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    Something feels loose????

    It's probably a really silly question, but as a relative newbie to Shimano XT disc brakes; do the brake pads have a slight amount of play in them?

    When I apply the front brake on my mountain bike, there is a tiny amount of play in the front wheel as I rock it backwards and forwards.

    I have tightened the headset.

    The quick release is correctly fitted.

    The suspension forks have no play in them.

    The disc caliper is tight.

    The hub axle is tight.

    The disc is tight on the hub.

    Yet the wheel has definately got tiny amount of movement.

    If I apply the front brake and rock the front wheel back and forth, I can feel the small amount of play.


    I'm at a complete loss??????

    Andy

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    Yep, the pads can slide a little bit because they are not bolted in place. That's normal for most disc brakes that I've tried

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    Hi boomn,

    I thought that it might be a bit of play in the pads, but wasn't sure.

    Thanks for putting my mind at rest.

    Andy

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    Is it like this...question about brake disc and hub?

    Read post 10. Any similarity?

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    How much play? There shouldn't be much play with the pads. In fact... I've rarely noticed play in the pads. Double check that all the rotor bolts are tight. Use a decent torx driver, not a little multi-tool or the like.

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    I think I'll get hold of an adapter to check the tightness of the rotor again, just incase.

    Thanks for the input guys, it's very much appreciated.

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