Six steps of V brake clamp adjustment and installation

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Some tips for adjusting road brakes are not aligned? Many road cyclists are used to it. But this habit is very bad! It could be aligned in the center, but do you want it to be crooked?

1. Check

The brake pads (or brake shoes) may not be aligned, please check if they are aligned with the center of the brake edge

2. Release the brake shoe

Turn the Allen key counterclockwise to loosen the brake shoe/brake pad in the caliper, adjust it up and down and level it.

3. Align

Adjust the brake shoe to align the brake pad with the brake edge, and then tighten the fixing screw. Be sure to hold the brake pads when tightening the screws, because the brake pads will move under force when tightening. If it does not meet the requirements, please do it again.

4. Centered

Stand at the rear/front of the car and look at the brake clearances around the caliper

5. Tighten the clamp fixing screw

It’s definitely not good to be invisible! Adjust the fixing screws until the rim is centered.
Many people like to loosen this fixing screw, saying that it can be automatically aligned when braking (for the safety of riders, please be sure to tighten it! Avoid the risk of loosening the fixing screw and the clip falling!)

6. Adjust the brake cable

Fix the brake cable! Adjust the brake spacing! If necessary, loosen the screws and readjust. Although there is usually an adjustment screw for the brake spacing here, I think this screw is mainly used to compensate for the wear of the brake pads and achieve a consistent brake feel.

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