What To Do If Brake Pad Rubbing on the Rotor

A disc brake that rubs is a typical issue, and even a minor rub can be bothersome

A disc brake that rubs is a typical issue, and even a minor rub can be bothersome

While the caliper's rubbing is needed for braking, it should only occur under extreme circumstances

While the caliper's rubbing is needed for braking, it should only occur under extreme circumstances

There could be two reasons for the rubbing like the rotor or caliper for the brakes isn't straight, or both.

There could be two reasons for the rubbing like the rotor or caliper for the brakes isn't straight, or both.

Get a bike stand and set your bike there so you can spin the wheels freely.

Get a bike stand and set your bike there so you can spin the wheels freely.

Spinning the offending wheel while listening for the rubbing noise will help determine the problem.

Spinning the offending wheel while listening for the rubbing noise will help determine the problem.

If the rubbing noise continues, check the alignment of the brake calipers.

If the rubbing noise continues, check the alignment of the brake calipers.