Thursday, 30 October 2014

Top 10 mountain bike brakes used in the Enduro World Series 2014

Mountain biking has progressed a lot through the years, and nowadays DH and XC race bikes are extreme machines that limit their use only to those disciplines. But, what if you just can afford one bike only, and like to pedal to the top but also going downhill as fast as you can?. Here is where enduro makes sense. 

Originating from France, the basic definition of enduro is timed downhills and untimed uphills with a series of special stages. The fastest combined time after all the stages wins. Enduro World Series is the most professional enduro competition nowadays with races around the world, from Italy to Chile. Let´s see which are the brakes used by the top 10 riders in the Enduro World Series 2014.

Jared Graves 2014 Enduro World Series champion with Shimano XTR / Saint brakes in Whistler

Thursday, 2 October 2014

How to reset mountain bike disc brakes - calliper pistons

When the brake pads are replaced or if accidentally the brake lever is pressed without a rotor or spacer between the pads, you will have to reset the brake calliper pistons. Basically resetting your brake pistons is just only pushing your calliper pistons back to their original position. It is an easy task, and will ease the new brake pads installation.

Shimano M615 brake with the pads fully retracted
Shimano M615 brake calliper with fully retracted pads as it comes from the factory