Rear brake sticking but only when pushing it backwards.

Slick

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I suppose the easy answer is to stop pushing it backwards. :rolleyes:

I recently swapped the cable actuated hydraulic brakes on my Genesis to full hydraulic. I've only done a few commute rides in the dry so they are barely bedded in yet. My only issue is they stick when I push the bike back. I had it on the stand today lubing the chain and I could spin the wheel quite freely in reverse but every time I got it on the ground, it jammed again as I pushed it.

I'm probably missing something very simple, but at the moment I'm just not getting it. :wacko:
 
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Slick

Slick

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I should have said, this is on the rear wheel only.
 
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Slick

Slick

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The QR is definitely tight. I didn't check the bearings but I would have thought that I'd have noticed.

I will check though.
 

Globalti

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The fact that it only happens when the wheel is weighted could indicate a dodgy ball bearing but you'd have heard that grating and clicking by now.
 
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Slick

Slick

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All really quiet. It's a completely new group set so I would be really unhappy at any grating or clicking.

I thought maybe I was missing something really simple, but perhaps not.
 
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