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Wound Up fork tire clearance problem(5 posts)

Wound Up fork tire clearance problemmackeral
Sep 29, 2003 8:20 PM
I just build up my Seven Tsunami cyclocross bike with a Wound Up cyclocross fork. My problem is that my Avid Shorty 6 brake pads don't open very far as they hit the fork and I'm having a tough time fitting even a 30mm Ritchey tire through the released brake pads. With a little forceful persuasion I can get the tire through the brakes, but based on the process, forget about quick tire changes or wider tires (unless I deflate them before mounting ‘em!). Anybody else have the same problem and hopefully a solution? (i.e. different pads, differnt brakes, etc) Thanks for the advice. The season starts this tomorrow!!
re: Wound Up fork tire clearance problemDan Cas
Sep 30, 2003 4:53 AM
A friend of mine cut the rear of one pad off so it opens past the fork leg.Now the weight weenies will cut all their pads off..Where's my hacksaw:)

re: Wound Up fork tire clearance problemflyweight
Sep 30, 2003 8:33 AM
Our team all run Wound Up forks on their Kona's. Just about all of them have cut off their pads or used smaller sized road pads. Doesn't seem to have any impact on braking power.
re: Wound Up fork tire clearance problemmosovich
Sep 30, 2003 8:50 AM
Friend of mine just built up a bike as well and is finding this problem. He called Wound Up and they said they'd fixed the problem. Funny they don't tell you in the lit that this is a problem. I personally think it's crap, you pay premium for a fork and have to cut the brake pads? Would you buy a nice car and only be able to drive it 55?! Give me a break!
Similar Problempeter in NVA
Sep 30, 2003 2:52 PM
My Ritchey fork is very narrow and I always had to deflate the tire when using Avid Shorties. After switching to Paul Neo-Retro, I can just about squeeze a fully inflated 32 tire in. The brakes sit further out on the studs and open wider
(plus they don't squeal!).