How To Fix Hybrid/Mountain Bike V Brakes Rubbing On One Side



The Gary Fisher bike that I have been working has V brakes. Both sets of brakes were rubbing on one side. The adjustment is very easy. I made a quick video to show how to repair this.

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29 Responses to “How To Fix Hybrid/Mountain Bike V Brakes Rubbing On One Side”

  1. thanks man

  2. I've been able to replace just about my whole drive train because of you. Can't thank you enough.

  3. Such an awesome quick fix!! 🙂 Thanks a lot, i could fix it in one shot.. keep posting.. 🙂 Thanks again !!

  4. Thank youuuuuu! So much!

  5. My back brake was dragging on the left of the wheel like it seemed as if it was spring loaded to and this happened after I adjusted the cable because the brake handle was going all the way in when I tried to stop. Once I followed what you were saying, I could actually see when I adjusted the screw on the side that seemed to pull towards the wheel that it was moving away. It took me a couple of tries but, once I saw both sides of the brake opening and closing evenly after following what you said, it looked like it was working right. Thanks so much for your great tutorial video!

  6. more helpful and simple than other videos on here

  7. Be careful not to turn these screws too tight. I did four full turns (just winging it without any idea about how v brakes really work) and stripped the whole thread which wrecked the brake.

  8. Thank you so much! I'm gonna go ride now..bye!

  9. Thank you – worked like a charm :)

  10. This is frustrating. I already understand how to adjust the screws. What do I do if the screw I need to back out is already out and the one I need to tighten is already in all the way?

  11. This is frustrating. I already understand how to adjust the screws. What do I do if the screw I need to back out is already out and the one I need to tighten is already in all the way?

  12. AND WHAT IF YOU HAVE EARLY TYPE VBRAKES WITH NO SCREW ADJUSTER?

  13. what if both of my brakes are broken, do I do what u did with both sides or will it not work

  14. Thank you so much I was out side sweating like crazy for an hour fixing my brakes and all I had to do was that.

  15. thank you so much!! works like a charm.

  16. You are a saver.

  17. thanks buddy, great help for a beginner appreciate it .

  18. Thanks for this – it worked perfectly!!

  19. a lot of the time the wheel needs truing as well. I think breaks are worst thing to work on personally

  20. Didn't work for me , any suggestions?

  21. Thanks this helped me

  22. Thank you so much for the tip. Had no clue how to fix the issue, and it was no fun riding with half of the brake on.

  23. Thank you so much! I've been dicking around with my brakes for the past 2 hours and now thanks to this video no more wasted time.

  24. OMG!!!THANK YOU!!!!!!

  25. Brilliant. Just had my brakes renewed at the bike shop, but one break pad was swapping on the rear rim. Followed your instructions and voila, no more shaping brakes!

  26. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

  27. Thanks, man. Took me 5 minutes of get the balance perfect. You saved me tonnes of frustration.

  28. Thank you, that was easy!

  29. Simple and instructive, subscribing!