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  1. #1
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    May 2007

    V-brake woes on Spec. FSR XC

    Just purchased '07 Specialized FSR XC Women's small for my wife. Bought for frame - only Women's small within 40 miles of us - can upgrade down the road.

    First day out rear drive side arm pulled pad to the rim and rubbed with every bob of the shock - not while braking! (cable gets pushed out to left and pulls right arm to the rim).

    Have to keep to much pressure in shock to prevent it - defeats the purpose of upgrade from her hardtail.

    I adjusted the pads out so there is about 3 mm's or so of space to prevent it for the time being. This is obviously killing brake power.

    Any suggestions for the current setup? Anyone else have this problem?


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    Your cable run is too short.

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  3. #3
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    take it back to the shop, explain what's happening and they should install a new cable for free. a noob must have assembled it. guy could be awesome at putting together hardtails or road bikes, but no one told him to leave extra brake cable. that's a good and upgradable bike, simple assembly error, should be fixed with no hassle on their end.
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    May 2007
    Thanks guys - appreciate the heads up. As markf points out these guys are hard tail guys - that could be why. heading to VT for a weekend of ridin' - so gotta this straightened out.

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