May 29, 2017

Wheel rub


Hey all. When I ride the front wheel seems to flex and it sorta screeches against the brake pads. Doesn't happen every second just here and there...Normal? Anyone else had this happen?

May 30, 2017

Depending on how bad it is, it is kinda normal. A lot of trials wheels don't tend to be the stiffest out there. Does it normally rub when turning?


You can check the spoke tension on the wheel. If it's loose it'll make wheel flex much worse.

May 31, 2017

What sort of brakes are you running? If Maguras they are easy to adjust out a little. Vees are usually easily adjustable too.

Jun 2, 2017

I'd blame spoke tension. Most people out there don't keep their spokes nearly tight enough; me included 'til I started checking with rim manufacturers about recommended tension and it was much higher than I had been running. Makes a world of difference front and rear.

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