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Brakes When I have my bike up on the centerstand and rotate the wheel I can hear a quiet metal against metal rubbing sound. I think it is the rear brake dragging. I've been told by other people that it is normal for disc brakes to drag a bit and maybe it is by design to keep dirt and debris from getting between the brake and wheel. Does this sound right?

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Yep sounds about normal. Quiet is fine when it gets loud or pronounced then you may have dragging issues. But it sounds like your O.K.,,,

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