Cane Creek offers a variety of different direct mount brake configurations and styles including:
● direct mount fork and seat stay option
● chainstay option
● short lever seat stay option
Verify that you have the correct brakes for your bike before installing.
The following steps apply to all of the direct mount eeBrakes.
All direct mount eebrakes come with a mounting kit including the required bolts, washers, and spacers as well as a toothpick for alignment and a set of Cane Creek brake pads specifically designed for carbon rims. Cane Creek brake pads designed for aluminum rims are sold separately. We recommend only using SHIMANO or SRAM STYLE cartridge brake PADS that are compatible with your Rims.
Brake Pad Installation:
The eeBrake tool-less pad design features a raised boss to retain the pad in the shoe. Install the pad by sliding it all the way into the brake shoe. Press the pad firmly until it is completely seated into position. Verify that the brake pads are oriented correctly. Verify that the Rounded edge of the brake shoe is facing the same direction as the wheels forward rotation.
Before Installing the Direct Mount eeBrake:
Prep the direct mount eeBrake before Installation, by removing the spring, the cable retention bolt and opening the quick release. To remove the spring - carefully pull the spring from the retaining hole located on the arm opposite the cable bolt. Pull the spring away from the brake slightly to avoid scuffing the finish. Rotate the spring up and over the brake arch and then remove. Slide the thin washer provided in the mounting kit onto the brake and apply grease to the bolt threads. Verify that the centering adjuster and cable tensioner are in a neutral position.
Mounting the Direct Mount eeBrake:
Align the mounting studs to the corresponding threaded holes on the frame or fork. Use a 6mm Allen wrench to begin securing the brake - alternating between the cable mount and non-cable mount arms until both axles bottom out. Once fully bottomed, unscrew the cable mount axle a partial revolution, aligning the cable mounting surface with the lever cradle. Place the provided toothpick in the cable mount to aid in cable alignment. Use a 6mm Allen wrench to Hold the cable mount axle in the correct orientation while tightening the axle nut to 5Nm with a 13mm wrench. Tighten the non-cable mount axle with a 6mm Allen wrench to 5Nm.
Installing the Brake Spring and Cable:
Reinstall the spring by vertically aligning the spring with the cable mount side of the brake. Insert the longer end of the spring into the brake arm. The flat spot on the spring must be aligned with the flat slot on the brake arm. Rotate the spring down into place and insert the short end into the lever arm hole Install the cable and housing into the cable adjusting screw and lever. Pass the cable through the quick-release lever. Align the cable in a straight path. Insert the brake cable into the cable groove and install the square cable plate and bolt. The housing alignment should allow the cable adjuster to naturally seat in the lever cradle. The housing must be long enough to allow for free movement as the brake is operated. Additional care should be taken when mounting rear brakes to frames with aero designs or limited space. Before securing the cable, ensure the lever arm is in the correct position. Then tighten the cable bolt to 4NM.
Brake Pad and Spacer set up:
With the shoes slightly loose, set the pads to correctly contact the rim centering it on the brake track. Set the pads to be 1.5 to 2mm from the rim on each side. Use the provided pad spacers to accommodate a variety of different rim widths The spherical washer must be used in all setups. After using the pad spacer, fix the shoes to the arms by tightening the shoe bolts to 4NM. Use the centering link to make fine adjustments to the pad engagement - ensure that pads grab the rim simultaneously. Use the barrel adjuster to fine-tune the brake pad to the rim contact point and lever feel.
Thank you for choosing Cane Creek Cycling Components for your bike.