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Help: tektro hy rd

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Simontm, 9 Jan 2017.

  1. Simontm

    Simontm Über Member

    For the past two weeks I've been struggling with the HYRD front brake - just kept rubbing. Finally got the time to take the old pads off (and one arm of the spring had snapped by the looks of it) but I still get rubbing. No matter what I do.
    Press down brake lever and adjust calipers - check.
    Push back piston heads - check
    Make sure there's no give on wheel - check.
    Check rotor - check
    Check dirt build up- check

    Help I'm running out of ideas!!! Does it need a bleed, it's only a couple of months old?
  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Exactly how did you do the calliper adjustment?

    I don't remember anything to do with pushing back piston heads on my HYRD brake - how/why did you do that?
  3. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Make sure that there’s not too much tension in the cable - if there is, then effectively the actuating lever doesn’t “go back” all the way when you release the brake, and you lose the self-adjustment. You should be able to easily push the little lock pin in.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8T6cON6y_Y
  4. lpretro1

    lpretro1 Guest

    if they are rubbing then it has nothing to do with bleeding them. Bleeding just removes any air in a system. You need to let the pads bed in or re-bed in whenever you tiddle about with them like that. Just go out and ride and do some good hard stops and let them settle - a little bit of rubbing is not ususual until you do bed them in. Check that the caliper is siting centrally over the rotor and that both pistons are coming out equally. Squeeze the brake on and look to see if the rotor is being deflected to one side or another. Adjust the side that is coming over too much.Then go out and ride and use the brake and don't fiddle about with it
  5. OP

    Simontm Über Member

    Thanks guys.
  6. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    I suspect that your main problem is that you have tektro brakes - I've had two bikes with tektro brakes and they were both rubbish (brakes)