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quick quesiton: Im new to mtb and I was standing over my back tire adjusting my seat when I looked down and I noticed that my back tire had a good amount of clearence from the frame on the rightside, but when I looked to the left, the tire barely had any clearance from the frame. Is this normal and could this pose a problem? I dont expect them to be perfectly even on both sides, but the tire was very close to the frame and it concerned me a little. My bike is ony 3 days old and its a fisher wahoo. Is there a way to adjust this?

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Sounds more like the wheel isn't installed properly in the dropouts. I'd try to reinstall the wheel first, focusing on it being right in the middle between the seat stays.
 

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thegrudge101 said:
quick quesiton: Im new to mtb and I was standing over my back tire adjusting my seat when I looked down and I noticed that my back tire had a good amount of clearence from the frame on the rightside, but when I looked to the left, the tire barely had any clearance from the frame. Is this normal and could this pose a problem? I dont expect them to be perfectly even on both sides, but the tire was very close to the frame and it concerned me a little. My bike is ony 3 days old and its a fisher wahoo. Is there a way to adjust this?

Thanks for any info
One of three things:
  1. The hub is not seated properly in the dropouts (as xenon suggested)
  2. The wheel is not dished correctly.
  3. The bike is out of alignment

For the last two flip the wheel in the frame. If it is offset to the other side it is the wheel. If offset to the same side it is the frame.

The LBS can fix either.
 
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