How To: Adjust your brakes while out on a ride (video)

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When it comes to safety, nothing trumps a pair of properly working brakes. That’s why it’s so important to keep them in good working order. So what to do if they stop working properly mid-ride? In this video the crew from the Global Cycling Network run through a series of easy quick fixes that will have you back on the road in no time. All you need is a multi-tool, something you should carry on every ride.

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How To Adjust Your Brakes On A Ride

Start by making sure the caliper release is properly adjusted.
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How To Adjust Your Brakes On A Ride

The barrel adjuster allows you to increase or decrease clearance between pad and rim.
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How To Adjust Your Brakes On A Ride

If you cant get the desired result with the barrel adjuster, you'll need to take in some cable.
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How To Adjust Your Brakes On A Ride

To set pads, secure them on the rim, then tighten.
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How To Adjust Your Brakes On A Ride

Sometimes a subtle re-alignment of the caliper is all it takes.

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