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    Hardrock Stock brake problems

    I have a specialized hardrock. I searched and found that a few people have had this problem, but I want to make sure that the remedy is the same. I got oil on my brakes and now they screech like a dying cat. A little brake cleaner and sandpaper and some hard braking will fix the problem?

    Thanks for the help, I just got into mountain biking and am still learning.

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    Disc brakes or V-brakes?

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    disk

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    No brake cleaner!....

    Most brake cleaners leave a residue on the rotor and the pads. This will likely not solve the problem and may make it worse. Clean the rotor with rubbing alcohol, at least 70% alchy is recommended. From there you have two choices, heat the pads using a propane torch until they stop smoking then sand lightly, it only takes a few seconds. Or replace the pads. I've found that simply replacing the pads is the better option. You're sure you've got clean pads then. Though you've got nothing to loose by giving it a shot.

    Your call.

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