Hey guys, sorry for this, but i cant find the answer to my problem on any of the other threads.
I have used loads of bikes but im competely new to Hydraulic disk brakes and i got my hands on some Avid seven carbon brakes.
They are on my bike and the rear seems fine apart from rubbing slightly, which i think is down to a slightly untrue wheel.
The problem is in the front brake, which is that the brake pads are too tight against the actual disk so they rub and stop the wheel quickly even when not applying the brakes. I have looked on the user manual on the internet but cannot find a way to adjust the brake pads.
The rear is not due to the wheel. The rotor may be warped slightly but if it’s not causing a notable drag don’t worry about it.
First thing to do with the front is to drop the wheel out and prise the pads apart with a wide flat CLEAN blade. Then put the wheel back in and pump the lever. This should reset the pads and hopefully cure the problem. You may need to recentre the caliper over the disc at the same time.
I found the perfect way for opening pads out too, everytime I used a screwdriver or anything similar it would ALWAYS damage the pads – so I bought myself a cotter pin install/remover and the end for splitting the pin is perfect for prising pads apart.