How do you adjust mechanical disc brakes on a mountain bike?

How do you adjust a mechanical disc caliper?

Dual Lever Arm

  1. Begin by loosening the caliper mounting bolts. This allows the caliper to float.
  2. Turn the inner and outer pad adjusters all the way out (counterclockwise).
  3. Pull and hold the brake lever. …
  4. Snug the caliper mounting bolts to hold the alignment of the caliper body over the rotor. …
  5. Release the lever.

How can I make my disc brakes more responsive?

Six simple tips for improving your disc brake power

  1. Lever position. Struggling for power or modulation? …
  2. Bleed your brakes. …
  3. Buy bigger rotors. …
  4. Clean your rotors and pads. …
  5. Buy new brake pads. …
  6. Improve your braking technique.
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