SRAM Red rear brake caliper problem

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itguy
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by itguy

Been adjusting the caliper a lot but still the brake would press in on one side before the other and this is causing my rim to bend a little when I hold the brake lever.

Is this dangerous during a ride? That the rim is being pressed to one side?

Tried adjusting the housing length but the result is still the same.

My bike runs a full length brake housing, from shifter to caliper.

Any help will be thanked thoroughly!

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Vermu
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by Vermu

Off the bat it sounds like caliber isn’t attached to the frame tight enough.
Its a pita tbh. First center it and then tighten. Had similar problem when the bolt was a bit loose and let the brake move when braking.


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by NiFTY

Have you adjusted it correctly? I take it the single pivot sram red - you have centered it using the grub screws? You have checked the main bolt is tight as suggested? Your wheel is centered in the dropouts?
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Get a set of Campy Record/Chorus, Cane Creek, or Dura Ace/Ultegra and move on. Sram are crap.
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dvq
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by dvq

I suspect you're talking about the aerolink calipers. They're notoriously difficult to get just right -- re-adjust your cable housing length -- I had to get mine within 1-2mm of optimal so it wouldn't pull or push at all on the brake or the brake would float to one side.

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by itguy

dvq wrote:I suspect you're talking about the aerolink calipers. They're notoriously difficult to get just right -- re-adjust your cable housing length -- I had to get mine within 1-2mm of optimal so it wouldn't pull or push at all on the brake or the brake would float to one side.
Yes it's that one. I had an eebrake but it can't fit on the rear due to the frame's design. It's a Specialized Allez Sprint.

I'll try to trim the cable housing again.

Though, the way the brake works when without the wheel on the bike, when I pull the lever, only one side will engage while the other side is not moving.

So when I fit in the wheel, as the moving side presses in, only the other side will engage, causing the wheel to bend in on the side that presses in first.



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