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    Wheel shifting during braking

    Hello fellow mtbr's -

    I recently put a new fork (Manitou Drake) and a front brake (Avid BB7) on my bike. I was riding around testing out the new setup and noticed that while braking, the wheel shifted to the left. I undid the quick release and reset the wheel where it should be, but it happened again each time.

    Any ideas what the problem could be?

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    hub bearing is loose?

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    Make the quick release tighter.

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    I thought it was the quick release also, but I tried it pretty tight so i'm not sure if thats the problem

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    Look at the dropouts closely after you put the wheel in. Possibly there is a bent dropout or the QR is contacting the lawyer tab.

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    And make sure you aren't closing the QR lever against the fork leg. It needs to close fully and you can do that if you close it against anything.
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    make sure the cups on your hubs arent lose, just hand tighten them

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    What wheel is it ?

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    Just the stock wheels - 2011 Giant Revel 1

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    Your problem is most likely just the wheel flexing. I had some low end wheels that would flex under power.

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    I dont think thats it because it never happened with the old fork and brakes. And also because when I go to reset the wheel in the dropout, its not exactly where it should be (centered in the dropout like I set it).

    I'll try to make a video of it this weekend

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