Specialized Turbo X 2015, Front wheel bending when i brake

Greek Chris

New Member
Hi guys , i just bought a used specialized turbo x 2015. Although I ask the official dealer in my city to check the bicycle on my behalf and he assure me that everything is fine, i realized that when i break the frond wheel bends to the left. Unfortunately I realized that after paying the owner. That happens even on low speeds (15km/h) . The dealers says that its normal but to be honest i just thing he tries to cover the fact that he didn't realized the problem when he checked the bicycle.
I assume that something goes wrong with the front hub- may bearings?
does anybody else has the same problem? The bike has 3800km on the odometer

Kind regards Christos
 

pocomo

Member
I have the same model and do not experience this; I do get some chatter under heavy braking from the fork but it's not unsafe at all.

Are you saying the bike's steering pulls to one side under braking?
 

J.R.

Well-Known Member
Hi guys , i just bought a used specialized turbo x 2015. Although I ask the official dealer in my city to check the bicycle on my behalf and he assure me that everything is fine, i realized that when i break the frond wheel bends to the left. Unfortunately I realized that after paying the owner. That happens even on low speeds (15km/h) . The dealers says that its normal but to be honest i just thing he tries to cover the fact that he didn't realized the problem when he checked the bicycle.
I assume that something goes wrong with the front hub- may bearings?
does anybody else has the same problem? The bike has 3800km on the odometer

Kind regards Christos
Wheel flex has happened on every disc brake bike I've owned. If I look at the wheel at the fork crown while braking the wheel flexes left. Comes right back after braking. It is normal for some flex.
 

Greek Chris

New Member
I have the same model and do not experience this; I do get some chatter under heavy braking from the fork but it's not unsafe at all.

Are you saying the bike's steering pulls to one side under braking?
Pocomo no really steering problem during braking at least not noticeable until today
 
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pocomo

Member
I have fenders on my bike, blocking my view of the front wheel's dynamic relation to the fork. I have never noticed this flexing behavior but have full faith in @J.R.'s info.