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Step-by-Step Guide to Adjusting Brakes on Your Jetson Electric Bike

Ensuring that your Jetson electric bike's brakes are properly adjusted is key to maintaining the safety and performance of your ride. Adjusting the brakes on your e-bike is a straightforward process that you can do at home with a few simple tools.

To begin, identify the type of brakes that your Jetson electric bike uses. The two most common types are mechanical disc brakes and v-brakes. For both types, you will require an Allen wrench set and possibly a Phillips head screwdriver.

With mechanical disc brakes, you will need to locate the brake caliper, which houses the brake pads. If your brakes are rubbing or not engaging properly, you'll want to adjust the tension on the brake cable and align the caliper.

Step 1: Begin by loosening the bolts that attach the caliper to the bike frame to adjust its position.

Step 2: Squeeze the brake lever to determine how much the caliper moves and to align it so that the pads are an equal distance from the rotor.

Step 3: While holding the brake lever, tighten the caliper bolts back into place.

Step 4: Finally, if the brake lever feels too loose or tight, adjust the brake cable tension using the barrel adjuster by the brake lever. Turn it clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen the tension.

For v-brakes, the process involves adjusting the tension of the brake pads against the rim:

Step 1: Locate the brake pads and check their alignment with the rim. The pads should be parallel to the rim to ensure even contact.

Step 2: If necessary, loosen the bolt that holds the brake pad in place, adjust its position, and then retighten the bolt.

Step 3: To adjust the tension of the brake cable, locate the barrel adjuster near the brake lever. Turn it clockwise to increase tension for quicker brake engagement, or counterclockwise to decrease tension if the brakes are too tight.

Step 4: Test the brake lever to ensure there is about a quarter of an inch of play before the brakes engage, indicating proper tension.

Brake maintenance is critical for safe electric bike operation. It is also recommended to periodically check the wear on your brake pads and to replace them when necessary to maintain optimal braking performance.

Remember, if you're unsure about adjusting your Jetson electric bike's brakes or if the brakes require servicing beyond basic adjustments, consult the user manual or take your bike to a professional mechanic for assistance.

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