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    Squeeking Brakes...???

    Okay I am perplexed by this. I have Magura brakes. I used them with silently for a couple of years (or at least so I remember) until I got centerlock wheels. When I did this I got XTR rotors and used them with wth Maguras and the squeeked pretty badly. I tried everything to include new pads and finally got rid of the rotors.

    Now I have Magura rotors that I recently installed to solve the problem...but it did not fix it. So I tried new pads...again...and still did not fix it.

    What's going on? I never recall have noisey brakes before, and now with two different sets of rotors and pads I can't seem to fix them and it all happened with the new rims.

    I don't get it.

    Is my memory bad? Do all disc brakes make some squeeking/squeeling noise and am I just having unrealistic expectations?

    Again, I don't remember any issue at all with brake noise with fresh pads in the past.

    thanks for your help

    Matt

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    I am having a very similar issue. I have Hope Tech X2's and I ran gatorbrake rotors and the Hope rotors with no problems with organic and sintered pads. I recently changed my pads and had the new Avid XX rotors, and they squealed. I changed to Magura rotors, and have the same problem. I am also running them on my 29er, where on my 26er there was no problem. Sorry I don't have an answer, just looking for the same answer you are.

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    Not sure that I have an answer for you, but in my experience squeaking or squealing brakes often result from a misadjusted caliper. So, here is what I would check first. Did you recenter your caliper after installing new wheels? There is always a bit of a difference between rotor placement in different rims, so one always needs to recenter the caliper to account for the differences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbikeloco View Post
    Not sure that I have an answer for you, but in my experience squeaking or squealing brakes often result from a misadjusted caliper. So, here is what I would check first. Did you recenter your caliper after installing new wheels? There is always a bit of a difference between rotor placement in different rims, so one always needs to recenter the caliper to account for the differences.

    Sure did. Trued the rotor too. Thanks for the help

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    I think that I did since I believe that the rotors were rubbing a bit, but I will try it again and see. this is really frustrating though.

    Would buying new brakes fix the probem...??? or not necessarily....??? I am almost willing to try a whole new brake set to fix this. It is pretty annoying

    matt

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