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    Lever brakes rubbing

    Odd issue on a Giant Boulder . When applying a lot of torque, the rear brake pads rub against the rim. Pretty much slows down the rear wheel to a stop. The bike rolls under normal pedaling. I've tried adjusting the brake pads up and down and also lengthened the brake cable. This only reduced it to almost no braking power.
    I assume it's the brake pads because it sounds like a rubber grinding noise.
    Any suggestions?

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    Rub it............
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    Make sure your rear wheel skewer is tight.Sounds like the rear wheel might be shifting under heavy load.

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    Could it be the tire rubbing the inside of the chainstay?
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    what kind of brakes are non-lever?

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    I meant V brakes
    It turns out that the rear tire is rubbing against the chain stay under torque. Adjusted the wheel quick release and it seems to have stopped. The wheel probably needs to be trued.
    Thanks

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    Check you hubs and the bearings in the hubs may need tightened.
    Spinnin' & Grinnin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    what kind of brakes are non-lever?
    Exactly what I was thinking.
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