DRILLING BRAKE CALIPERS?
Posted April 20, 2001 - 01:43 AM
Posted April 20, 2001 - 04:56 AM
Posted April 20, 2001 - 05:04 AM
There are a two long downhill trails where this problem has happened. Both were over 1000ft elevation drop and we stopped to wait for the riding group at the bottom. The rear brake overheated while we were stopped because the rotor was boiling hot and the airflow wasn't there to cool it. So now I'm more aware of the potential problem and take it easier near the bottom or just idle around in circles for a minute to let it cool before parking to wait. Also, I check that the brake works when we take off again. In each instance the brake came back after riding and pumping the brake pedal.
Posted April 20, 2001 - 07:04 AM
Posted April 20, 2001 - 08:25 AM
When in doubt, GAS IT!