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    XT disc brakes problems with small rocks?

    I just bought my new bike, Santa Cruz Blur with XT Disc brakes, and took it out riding today to get the shocks adjusted. It was pretty muddy, and when I got back home and cleaned it off, I found a small pebble in the back brake. The pebble was located in the top slot where the opening is for the brake pads. Does that make sense? Anyway, is this a problem with these brakes? They work awesome, but don't want to have to keep stopping to clean this stuff out. Any ideas?

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    That's never happened to me. Must be a fluke.
    Quote Originally Posted by chadmeeh
    I just bought my new bike, Santa Cruz Blur with XT Disc brakes, and took it out riding today to get the shocks adjusted. It was pretty muddy, and when I got back home and cleaned it off, I found a small pebble in the back brake. The pebble was located in the top slot where the opening is for the brake pads. Does that make sense? Anyway, is this a problem with these brakes? They work awesome, but don't want to have to keep stopping to clean this stuff out. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lebikerboy
    That's never happened to me. Must be a fluke.
    I hope that's all it is. It was pretty muddy where I was riding, so it must have been kicked up with the mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadmeeh
    I just bought my new bike, Santa Cruz Blur with XT Disc brakes, and took it out riding today to get the shocks adjusted. It was pretty muddy, and when I got back home and cleaned it off, I found a small pebble in the back brake. The pebble was located in the top slot where the opening is for the brake pads. Does that make sense? Anyway, is this a problem with these brakes? They work awesome, but don't want to have to keep stopping to clean this stuff out. Any ideas?
    Tons of miles on XTR disc with no problems like this ever. Fluke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    Tons of miles on XTR disc with no problems like this ever. Fluke.
    Well, that's good to hear. It probably was just a fluke. I'll post again if it happens again. It just worried me, cause it looked like it could have done a lot of damage where it was lodged in, if I would have kept riding.

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