The first step in changing bike disc brake pads is to remove the wheel, after which the brake pad can be removed with a pair of pliers. Learn about the clip that retains a brake pad with help from an experienced bicycle mechanic in this free repair video on changing bike disc brake pads.
Hi my name is Christian from Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin, Texas and today I'm going to show you how to replace disc brake pads. The first thing you're going to want to do is remove the wheel and in this instance you will need a pair of pliers to remove the brake pad. You have both brake pads removed. This particular brake is brand new so we don't actually physically need to replace it. You can grab those same pliers, in most cases in needle-nose pliers it is actually bent which is available at most hardware stores. You can get a better angle on the pad, push that in there. There's a little clip inside that will actually retain that pad once it's in there. You can see the bracket on the back with the spring retainer. If you're missing these springs on your new brake pads you'll need to take those off your old brake pads and install them on the new ones. Once both brake pads are in you can reinstall the wheel, give the brake a squeeze, rotate the wheel and make sure that everything is functioning properly and that is how you install brake pads on a disc brake.
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