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MIFAT

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I was at the Hart Hills event this past weekend that was very damp. Almost immediately after leaving the pavement I picked up sand and gravel in my front brake to the extent I could feel it dragging. At this point I was in a crowd so I chalked it up to cast off from other bikes and the price of doing business. Problem is that it kept happening all day. Even when I was on my own. I had to stop and clear it sometimes with my water bottle while back spinning. I only ran into one other person who was having similar issues.

Just to be clear I was still a blast so it’s not like it ruined my weekend or anything.

This is my first event in the rain but I have ridden on wet gravel and sandy roads often, hell I even got caught behind a brine truck once and not experienced this amount of brake fouling.

Does anyone have any recommendations or ideas how to minimize this problem.

I’m running standard Force hydros with centerline rotors.


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2018 Bianchi Impulso Allroad
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Easton ARC 24 on DT350 hubs
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barturtle

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SRAM Hydros are well known for the issue.

https://nordicgravel.dk/artikler/brake-hack-for-wet-conditions/
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MIFAT

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Originally Posted by barturtle
SRAM Hydros are well known for the issue.

https://nordicgravel.dk/artikler/brake-hack-for-wet-conditions/


Simple enough. Thanks I’ll give that a try.

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2018 Bianchi Impulso Allroad
Force 1 40x11-40
Easton ARC 24 on DT350 hubs
WTB Resolute 42 tires
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