How To: Maintain road bike disc brakes

Five top tips to make sure your disc brakes work properly

Brakes Disc How To
If the brake starts feeling spongy at the lever, it's probably time for a brake bleed.

If the brake starts feeling spongy at the lever, it’s probably time for a brake bleed (click to enlarge).

Disc brakes are gaining increasing traction in the road bike world. But chances are at least some of you have little or no experience with their operation or maintenance. Here’s a rundown from our friends at the Global Cycling Network of some of the things you should — and shouldn’t — do to keep them working properly.

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