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When I takemy front tire off I cant get it back on as my disc brake will not go into the groove? How do I loosen the groove for th edisc to fit in? I have a specialized crosstrail 2010.

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The only loosening mechanism should be the quick release, you should have your bike upside down, and place the wheel aligned into the shocks before you insert the quick release pin and nut.

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