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    weight shift from out of saddle pedaling causes disk brakes to rub pads

    when out of the saddle and bringing the bike side to side i hear the gentle whisper of a pad rubbing. it should be happening front and back.
    bringing my pads out creates alot of brake lever play. does everyone with disks put up with alot of play? i don't see how spoke tension would help b/c the disk is connected to the hub.

    wheels - mavic crosslink
    brakes - 8 inch avid somethings, good ones, mechanical

    any solutions? i'm sure this has happened to many.

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    No bike is completely rigid. Standing to increase torque will move the BB
    back and forth a bit, distorting the frame and could be one possible
    cause of the disc rub. It certainly flexes the chainrings. Borderline
    spoke tension could result in wheel flex and disc rub as a
    consequence. The only fixable thing is spoke tension-best checked with
    a tensiometer for this purpose rather than guessed at.

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    If your hub uses loose bearing, make sure they have no play.

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    i'm cool with a little rubbing now, i tuned and straitened what i could and it is slightly less now. thanks at you for your time!

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