V-brakes have been a staple on bicycles for years, and for good reason: they're powerful, predictable, and reliable. In this short video, we'll go over the main points you'll need to know to become proficient at adjusting your v-brakes.
Some things to keep in mind when working on your v-brakes:
- Make sure your wheel is secure in the dropout.
- Double-check that the brake noodle is all the way in the hinged connector, and that the cable is fully engaged in the barrel adjuster near the brake lever.
- The small screws on each brake arm adjust spring tension, allowing you to center your pads around the rim by screwing them in or out.
That's it! Be sure to check out the rest of our short tech tip videos to stay on top of your maintenance game.