Front Brake Mounting Road Bike

Page may contain affiliate links. Please see terms for details.


Über Member
Noticed today whilst adjusting the front brake that the calipers would move on the mounting bolt that goes through the fork it takes a bit of pressure but it does move. Checked the bolt was tight which it is, did not want to tighten it any more as scared of pulling the bolt through the carbon fibre.

Is this normal? Am used to disc brakes.


New Member
Single pivot calipers move around alot. Dual pivot less, but with some force I can move mine too.


New Member
There is always a little movement, my Campy Centaur skeleton Rear caliper moves from side to side, but only a touch but it does not affect the braking capability, the mechanic at my LBS said it was perfectly normal, the front caliper is solid.

The Shimano Tiagra Calipers I had on my previous bike used to move a bit too, so I think it is quite OK, just don't try and overtighten them or you run the risk of stripping the thread off the bolt, or worse still chewing a hole into you carbon fork, which would prove a tad expensive, if in doubt consult your LBS.
Top Bottom