Disc Brakes – Basic Adjustment – by Northrock Bikes

Disc Brakes – Basic Adjustment – by Northrock Bikes


Northrock Bikes Presents – This video describes steps for making basic adjustments to your bike’s disc brakes.

This video is intended as a guide only. For further details on how to assemble your NORTHROCK bicycle and clarification regarding proper maintenance and safety, please read included assembly guide and refer to the Owner’s Manual.

Before riding, Northrock Bicycles recommends that you take your bike to a bicycle specialist for final assembly, safety check, maintenance, and fine-tuning.

Northrock Bicycles assumes no responsibility for assembly and/or
failure to follow safe cycling practices.

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56 Comments on "Disc Brakes – Basic Adjustment – by Northrock Bikes"


  1. Glad to hear it. Keep checking the Northrock web site and Youtube for more great videos, be safe, and have a great ride.

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  2. Jacob, Doesn't the anchor bolt mess up the brake pad adjustment when adjusting the tension? It seems to me when I adjust the tension of the cable my brake pad tolerance also changes since same anchor bolt is used for both pad adjustment and tension. What am I doing wrong? Also what brake pad replacement do you recommend?

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  3. Thank you very, very much for this instructional. I bought a brand new mountain bike and these disc brakes are just not working like they should and I have no idea how to adjust them properly. This video broke it down very nicely. Thank you. I will get to work on this right now.

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  4. Awesome video! I was having just those problems…. With my dads stupid dog scooter, now my troubles can be gone

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  5. Nice.  Good video with easy to follow instructions.  I can now confidently go adjust my brakes on my new bike.  Thanks much.  

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  6. Bonne vidéo,mais cette astuce ne marche pas à tout les coup,le plus simple est encore de le faire à l'oeil…

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  7. Jacob, I'm an absolute beginner in regards to bike maintance etc. I really had no clue and have been struggling to build my new bike because it didn't come with a manual!
    This video has taught me so much and i'm very grateful because you have possibly saved me from serious accidents, Thank you mate 🙂
    Best regards Col. Kurtz

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  8. I was hesitant about going near my breaks as i've never fixed disk breaks. Only v brakes. But the lever was going all the way down. This video helped me fix it in 2 minutes. Thank you! Also, I was wondering if you had any idea why and how to make my breaks stop squeaking when it pours rain? … Being in Ireland .. it rains ALOT

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  9. i have the same exact problem .. but the brake pads with its whole unit seems slightly tilted which makes my disc rub from the edges .. i an unable to adjust due to the slightly tilt of the whole unit that grabs the disc when brake is applied .. i hope you're getting what im trying to say .. im new to biking

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  10. i got my new bike, i heard the noise of the disk brake hitting the brake pad, i thought it wasnt suppose to be like that, spent hours trying to fix it, ended up taking out my whole front brake completely…. if only i knew that the brake pads would've worn out eventually…

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  11. Thank you, it was a very helpful video.

    Can't wait to fix my bike brakes now, I have put up with almost no brakes for over 6 months now! It's going to be the best feeling fixing them. Cheers

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