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    Help me PLEASE

    Help!!!!

    I've recently purchase a CUBE Pro 2008 which I use to get too and from work. So main it used for road use with an occasional trek on some dirt tracks at weekends.

    I've already bedded the pads but now im suffering from loud squeals when the pads contacting the disc. I've already tried:

    re-aligning the pads
    de-glazing the pads
    changed the pads to organic (fibrex)
    cleaning disc with alcohol

    Now im losing patients and losing the will to brake!

    Could someone please HELP

    Ps brakes are hayes strokers rydes and only a month or so old!

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    For one thing you will need to bed the pads each time you clean the rotor and with all the other things you're trying over such a short period of time I wonder if you're just not giving the system a chance to break in. Are you riding in a wet environment?
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    For one thing you will need to bed the pads each time you clean the rotor and with all the other things you're trying over such a short period of time I wonder if you're just not giving the system a chance to break in. Are you riding in a wet environment?
    Thank for you advice.

    I've been luck haven't had much rain, but the one time i did the brakes became spongy but no squealing!

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    How are you bedding your pads in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    How are you bedding your pads in?
    From what i have read bedding in is just using them. After a number of stops the pads should be bedded in! (a case of wearing a layer of the pad)

    Is this wrong?

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    There are better ways than just "using" them, best results IMHO are by getting up to moderate speed on a nice long smooth downhill and braking smoothly to a stop and repeating that several times. Don't do it in wet or muddy conditions.
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    Thanks for you help on this.

    Unfortunately i don't have many long downhill areas but i've given it a go on some shorter slopes and its improved slightly.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    There are better ways than just "using" them, best results IMHO are by getting up to moderate speed on a nice long smooth downhill and braking smoothly to a stop and repeating that several times. Don't do it in wet or muddy conditions.

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