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    Brakes are too tight

    I just bought a 2005 rocky mountain trailhead and when I lift the front of the bike and spin the front wheel with my hand it stops due to friction of pads with rotor. I tried to losen the screw that's on the caliper but it did not help much and it's still tight, I tested the back wheel and there is no friction (wheel keeps spinning for a while). How can I fix this?

    The spec of my bike is here http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2005/sport/trailhead.aspx#

    Thanks

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    If you got it from a shop, bring it back. If not, then loosen the caliper mounting bolts on top, squeeze the brake lever, tighten up while still squeezing. This centers the brake caliper. Now there's a allen bolt or torx bolt on the back (closest to wheel) that you dial in and out to adjust the distance of the inboard pad. Adjust the pad as close as possible to the rotor without rubbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    If you got it from a shop, bring it back......
    Yes do this first
    Last edited by Ratt; 04-24-2006 at 02:15 PM. Reason: bad advice

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    It's mechanical... Only one dynamic piston, one static piston...

    Above advice doesn't apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    It's mechanical... Only one dynamic piston, one static piston...

    Above advice doesn't apply.
    I was going to say, I got confused. So what do I need to do to fix it?

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    Allen keys, maybe a torx wrench. Look up. I already wrote it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Allen keys, maybe a torx wrench. Look up. I already wrote it out.
    Thanks man, I did what you said and it's all good now.

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    Cool. Have fun.

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