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    Front Tire Shakes When Braking


    Just got a tune up at a shop, but now when I use my front brakes the front tire shakes.What's with that? It rides smooth. It just shakes when applying the front brakes. The tire is on properly and doesn't wiggle while riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pacing08
    Just got a tune up at a shop, but now when I use my front brakes the front tire shakes.What's with that? It rides smooth. It just shakes when applying the front brakes. The tire is on properly and doesn't wiggle while riding.
    Disc brakes or rim?

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    The only time that happened to me, it was when my tire was flat, but you said the tires were fine so I don't know.

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    Brand of brakes, size of rotor, tire? More info needed. PS, try the brake forum.
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    If your brakes were fine before the 'tune-up' ... wouldn't it make the most sense to return to the shop that did the work so they can correct the problem rather than speculate on a message board about what could be wrong?

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    headset adjustment?

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    If they're disc brakes, throw some dirt on the rotors. They could be too clean and grabbing.

    You know not to touch (or get oil on) the rotors, right?

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    Maybe the rotors are ticklish?

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    do you have those fashionable wavy rotors? as cool as those look they can cause pulsing in the braking force. It can make the front end shake.

    It could be after a tune-up your brakes are working better, better enough to make this noticeable.

    If that's the case the shaking will be more noticeable at slower speeds. The braking starts the whole bike rattling. It's not really a brake problem, it's basically the whole bike, in particular fork, front end of the frame, wheel, and your body mass.

    The braking force just provides some energy to make the whole bike wiggle.

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    Brakequake?
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    loose QR axle???

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