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

Ensuring that your electric bike's hydraulic brakes are properly adjusted is essential for safe and responsive riding. Hydraulic brakes, preferred for their smooth and powerful braking capabilities, require regular maintenance to operate at their peak. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the adjustment process, helping you optimize your e-bike's performance.

Before starting, gather the necessary tools, which typically include: Allen wrenches, hydraulic brake fluid (if required), and a clean cloth. Make sure your electric bike is stable and the power is turned off.

Step 1: Check Brake Pads and Rotors
Inspect the brake pads for wear and the rotors for any damage or contamination. Replace worn pads and clean or replace rotors as needed.

Step 2: Adjust the Brake Lever Reach
Locate the adjustment screw on the brake lever. Use an Allen wrench to turn the screw and change the distance of the lever to your preferred reach.

Step 3: Align the Brake Calipers
Loosen the caliper mounting bolts slightly. Squeeze the brake lever to align the caliper centrally over the rotor and then tighten the bolts. Ensure the caliper is not touching the rotor and the pads are aligned evenly on either side.

Step 4: Fine-Tune the Brake Pads
If your brakes are still rubbing, you may need to fine-tune the position of the brake pads.

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