Saturday, October 4, 2008
How to Toe In a TRP Euro X Brake
The TRP Euro X brake does not have an easy method to adjust the toe in on their brakes. This is the one flaw in my opinion. So after finding no easy answer to solve my squealing front wheel and shuddering fork I had to figure out how to toe in some way, some how.
I understand that a crescent wrench was a common solution to this issue with some of the old canti's of olden times, but I didn't really want to try and bend the brake pad/post while it was on my Alpha Q fork. I also couldn't find the crescent wrench in the shop (I found it later in a pile of tools on Lane's bench. If you have ever seen Lane's bench you know that finding anything there is remote). So I took the front two pads off and put the posts in the vice at the shop. I grabbed the 1 lb mallet and gave the pads a few gentle whacks on one end on each. Presto--toe in!
I probably should have done the rear pads too, but I was in a rush today and had little time. So if the rear brake squeals, no biggie--just realize it is me and say hello. It may be loud in the back, but at least I won't have the fork quaking beneath me.
I understand that the 2009 version will have some trick adjustments, including a toe in adjustment. If true, I will be buying that when available for sure.