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    Elixer R on my Anthem

    So I have a set of Elixers on my new Anthem and am happy with the performance so far. I am having a consistent squeal when I use/drag them though. I looked up that the stock pads are sintered and my last set on other brakes were organic. Is it normal for a sintered pad to be a little bit louder?

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    It's normal for a little more noise, but a constant squeal sounds like a bit much. I'd clean things up, check your alignment, etc.

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    "new" meaning 2009?

    Did you get your hands on a 2009 Anthem X? If so how do you like it??!! The look sleek. I was set on getting a Trance X but enter the Anthem X and I have been told that it can handle pretty much 95% of the trails out here in my neck of the woods, especially since I don't go off of any big drops. It would be nice to have the option to go off of 2' or 3' drops and head to a bike park so maybe the Trance X would be a great all around for me. I have been mulling over this for a while now and it's a big purchase for me so I want to get the right bike. Also I've ridden both in the parking lot of bike shops but that only gets me so far. I like the comfort of the Trance X I can say that.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    Have you broken in the brakes properly?

    Check the pads for glaze. Wipe things down with alcohol. Check caliper alignment and fastener torque.

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    I did not do a huge break in, and the end of my first ride did have some pretty big downhill sections. I am starting to think that they could be glazed over. If so would cleaning or a fine sandpaper clean them up or are new ones necessary?

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