Introduction

The brakes on anything that moves are practically the most important part. One of the most frightening feelings is pulling a brake lever and not getting a response. With this guide I hope to never make this a reality for anyone.

This guide contains information on how to replace the brake pads on a 2013 Felt Z85 Road Bike. This guide only requires one tool (4mm allen key) and is fairly straightforward.

This guide can also be used as a reference for any modern road bike with Dual-Pivot brakes.

Parts

  1. Pull up on brake-release lever to spread pads for easy access.
    • Pull up on brake-release lever to spread pads for easy access.

    • Release lever on the right side of the wheel.

    • Loosen left nut on wheel until wheel comes free.

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  3. Locate Brake Caliper.
    • Locate Brake Caliper.

    • Use 4.0 mm allen key to remove main bolt.

      • Rotate counterclockwise to loosen.

      • Be careful not to lose both the washer and spacer found in-between the bolt and the brake pad mounting hole.

    • Repeat step 2 to remove the pad on the other side.

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    • Brake Pad: The item being replaced.

    • Spacer: This item will be reused.

    • Washer: This item will be reused.

    • 4 mm hex bolt.

    • Note order of mounting hardware for reinstall.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Ryan Marschall

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