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    Noisy v-brakes

    I'm running Avid Ultimate v-brakes with Black Op's levers. My wheelset is Rolf Propel with ceramic strip on the rim. I have tried a few different types of brake pad but the thing is hellout noisy. Thanks in advance.

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    So, you are getting brake squeal? are you using ceramic brake pads? couple tings to try...
    1. Make sure rims & pads are clean. Clean brake pads & rim with scotch brite pad (or lightly sand with emery cloth) & some soapy water, chase with alchohol/solvent rub.
    2. increase toe-in on pads.
    This usually solves it for me.
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    Avid pads are loud. Swap pads to something designed for Ceramic rims. Kool Stops are the better rim brake pads out there. I only use Kool Stops on all my rim brake setups, and all my disc brake setups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poephols14
    I'm running Avid Ultimate v-brakes with Black Op's levers. My wheelset is Rolf Propel with ceramic strip on the rim. I have tried a few different types of brake pad but the thing is hellout noisy. Thanks in advance.
    Im running the same setup except for Kool Stop MTB pads - and no issues. But they say in the bike shop squeaky brakes are brakes that are working - if you could believe that

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