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    XX Brake lever clicks out away from handlebar

    My XX brake lever (front) clicks outward away from the handlebar, if I pull it that way. Is this supposed to happen? If not, any idea what could be causing this? I am new to hydaulic brakes, so sorry if this is a dumb question.

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    It is supposed to do that. My XX brakes do the same thing.
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    Gives you access to one of the adjustment bolts.
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    Any idea why?

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    It does that so it won't pull on the piston in a crash. The old Juicy, and Formula's do this as well. Freaked my out with my J7's when it happened the first time, but then it popped back in and all was ok.

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    When you change wheels / fix a flat etc. you pull the lever out to "lock" it so you can't accidentally push the pads together and make it a pain to get the wheel back in. Its a great feature if you transport your bike with wheel(s) off or if you don't want someone squeezing the brakes while you're doing something else.

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    That feature is there to scare the crap out of you when you try to grab your brake lever but accidentally hit the back of the handle in the "reach" phase. Try to stop, no lever. I resorted to putting little wires around my brakes for a while to disable this "feature". I eventually disabled it somehow; slipping my mind on how I did it.

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