Regular bike maintenance, which includes brake adjustment, ensures your security and a comfortable ride. It can be frightening for new riders to adjust the bike brakes. This comprehensive tutorial will cover all you need to know to adjust your bike brakes, including identifying the type of bike brake adjustment adjusting the tension, and replacing worn brake pads.
Identifying the Type of Brake
The first step in changing the brakes on your bike is to identify the type of brake you have. The two main types of bicycle brakes are rim brakes and disc brakes. We’ll discuss how to identify your type and how the two are different from one another.
Brake Tension Adjustment,
Once you’ve established what kind of brakes your bike has, the following step is to adjust the brake tension. With both rim and disc brakes, we’ll go over how to adjust the brake pad position, cable tightness, and tension.
Replacing worn-out brake pads
If the brakes on your bike are hampered by worn brake pads, your safety may be in jeopardy. We’ll go over how to replace brake pads, how to tell when they need to be changed, and how to remove the old ones and put in the new ones.
Completely finishing up your brakes
Following tension adjustment and brake pad replacement, your bike brakes can be fine-tuned for optimum performance. We’ll go over how to check the functionality of your brakes and adjust the brake lever position.