Posted August 23, 2021 in Bike Maintenance by eriksbikeshop
Congratulations on your new disc brake bike! Before your first ride, please be sure to bed-in your new brakes. This process will transfer material from the brake pads onto the brake rotors to ensure that you have proper stopping power! This process is simple, easy, and necessary to prepare your bike for years of riding!
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1. Start pedaling your bike and get it up to a good speed.
2. Apply your rear brake and squeeze evenly until you are at a walking speed.
3. Repeat this process between 10 and 50 times.
4. When the rear brake is properly bedded in and you are able to stop smoothly and quickly, repeat the process for the front brake.
This process must be repeated whenever you replace your brake pads and/or brake rotors. Still have questions? Reach out to our customer service team or swing into your local shop for assistance. Now, get out there and enjoy your new Disc Brake Bike!