How to align your disc brake calipers

Stop that annoying brake rub

Rubbing disc brakes can make irritating noises, slow you down and cause premature wear. The most common reason for disc rub is bad caliper alignment, something that's both quick and easy to sort out. Technical expert Justin Loretz takes you through the process in the video below.

Over the past few weeks we've also featured other workshop tips, including how to set up suspension sag, how to set up front and rear derailleurs and how to clean your bike.

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Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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