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

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.
  • 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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Locate Brake Caliper. Use 4.0 mm allen key to remove main bolt. Rotate counterclockwise to loosen.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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