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    avid juicy 3 squeal

    ok well this has been bothering me for quite a while now. my avid juicy threes squeal whenever i use them, but only the front. i have centered the caliper and have wiped the rotor with rubbing alcohol. how do i fix this? here is a video of what it sounds like:
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    Sounds like your pads might be contaminated. I would probably try a new set and see if it goes away.
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    best advice, get rid of them
    i had them
    even the cheapest shimanos are light years better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    best advice, get rid of them
    i had them
    even the cheapest shimanos are light years better
    I've thought of that but I'm only 17 and don't have a job so don't have the money to replace them. And until I have them, I think they will be fine and then I will be going to slx


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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    Sounds like your pads might be contaminated. I would probably try a new set and see if it goes away.
    Newb question, but are any pads good?


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    real problem is you will spend so much money trying to fix them, in the end they will still suck
    can spend $130 on new shimanos, and be done with it

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    I got juicy 7s they make a little noise after using them alot. I dont see the big deal.....although i heard organic pads help.

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    Organic pads tend to be quieter.Do the brakes function properly? if so I would not worry about it.I will not buy Avid brakes, they have a poor rep.I am curious if the main complaint most folks have is just about noisy brakes or do they perform poorly? You may be better off with this? BlueSkyCycling.com - 2011 Avid BB7 Disc Brake Combo Kit

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    when i had the juicy 3
    i felt it was harder to modulate than my current shimanos
    also the shiamno brakes have more power

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    Jagwire sintered pads. No howl even when wet and last forever. YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucoramirez View Post
    Organic pads tend to be quieter.Do the brakes function properly? if so I would not worry about it.I will not buy Avid brakes, they have a poor rep.I am curious if the main complaint most folks have is just about noisy brakes or do they perform poorly? You may be better off with this? BlueSkyCycling.com - 2011 Avid BB7 Disc Brake Combo Kit
    They work great thats why they come on high end bikes. Some squeal some don't. All my buddies have avids.

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    Take the pads out and clean them with alcohol, couple of time with brush and rag. Retighten your disk's screw to the hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    They work great thats why they come on high end bikes. Some squeal some don't. All my buddies have avids.

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    My Shimano hydras squeal when wet...so what? I guess I am not very sensitive to this type of issue,my car brakes squeal sometimes too of course the problem is amplified riding a rig with no motor or noise insulation.

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    Put some auto anti squeal on the back of the pads. Its cheap and easy enough to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tucoramirez View Post
    Organic pads tend to be quieter.Do the brakes function properly? if so I would not worry about it.
    Brakes function good just wanted to see if it could be fixed. Thanks for all of the help guys!


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    My fix for the squeel was to chamfer the leading edge of the pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchD View Post
    My fix for the squeel was to chamfer the leading edge of the pads.
    What did you use?


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    Dremel with a sanding drum, sandpaper would work just as well

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    Lmao now mine developed a howl, while riding. If I pull the lever in just a bit it goes away. Only on the front though.

    I'm about to order new front rotor and organic pads front and rear. Hopefully that takes care of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Lmao now mine developed a howl, while riding. If I pull the lever in just a bit it goes away. Only on the front though.

    I'm about to order new front rotor and organic pads front and rear. Hopefully that takes care of it.

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    Let us know if that works


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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider77 View Post
    Let us know if that works


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    Well so far not good lol. I put a alligator serration on the front with alligator organic pads. Well it rubs a little bit, just enough to make noise.

    The rear I put a avid g3 with the alligator organic pads. It rubs as well. I'm assuming its the pads.

    I'm going for a ride this morning. Hopefully put enough miles on the pads to stop the rubbing.

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    Quite a few riders I know change to another brand or learn to live with the squeal.You might try truing the rotors by hand or with the Park rotor truing tool.Good luck.

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    Hey the squealing stopped but they rub. Just need to bleed a little fluid out and they will be good. Brakes awesome to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbraceTheHate View Post
    Hey the squealing stopped but they rub. Just need to bleed a little fluid out and they will be good. Brakes awesome to.

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    Sweet. What pads did you get?


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    Quote Originally Posted by socalrider77 View Post
    Sweet. What pads did you get?


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    Alligator organic I posted what I put on in a earlier post.

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