1. Start with a clean bike, and have the following tools handy.
Torque Wrench able to read as low as 2nm (18in. lbs.)
Tools for removing your axle if not quick release
Tools required for adjusting brake calipers
2. Affix your bike to a stand or ensure it can be safely held during the process.
3. Remove the wheel, by either quick release or following the instructions specific to your thru-axle.
4. Using the T25 Torx tool remove all 6 rotor bolts and inspect the threads of the bolts and the threads on
the hub. If the bolts show signs of damage, replace, if the hub shows signs of stripping, contact the hub
manufacturer or your local bike shop.
5. Clean the hub surface where the rotor rests against the hub, ensuring its free from dirt and debris.
6. Position the rotor on the hub in the direction indicated by the arrow closest to rotor bolt slots, ensuring
that the arrow is located outward away from the spokes and hub.
7. Finger tighten all 6 rotor bolts.
8. Rotate the rotor clockwise and hold in this position while proceeding with step 9.
NOTE: While torquing the rotor you may hear a crunching noise, this is
normal. Do not be alarmed you are not damaging the rotor.
9. Torque the bolts in the pattern indicated in Figure 1, to 2-4nm (18-35in. lbs) of torque as indicated by
an accurate torque wrench.
10. Replace worn pads, and be certain brakes are bled to factory specifications.
11. Remount wheel and axle as per the manufacturers instructions.
12. Align the caliper to the rotor following the instructions specific to your brake manufacturer.
13. Before riding ensure brake lever travel produces adequate pad contact.
14. Follow the burn in process in a safe environment free from bicycle or vehicle traffic.
Burn in process:
Before subjecting brakes to complete stops of any kind, whether low or high
speed, bed in your brakes following the below instructions.
1. Find a safe place where you can accelerate and brake, without bicycle or vehicle traffic, which has a
surface with abundant traction.
2. Accelerate to a jogging pace and safely apply the brakes but do not bring yourself to a complete stop.
Repeat 10-12 times.
3. Inspect the rotor braking surface. You should see a ‘film’ or ‘gloss’ like area where the pad meets the
rotor. If you do not see a ‘film’ or ‘gloss’ area then repeat the bed in process.
4. Your SiCCC rotors braking performance will see improvements as your continue to ride and build a
more even and consistent film surface.
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