I've been fighting the front brake on my Epic for weeks, and just listened to it squeak all weekend during a 24-hour race. I'm ready to rip it off the bike, smash it with a hammer and replace it with Avid's mechanical set-up. Has anyone experienced/solved the following problem?
I'm running the stock Deore hydraulics, and there seems to be inadequate clearance for the rotor. I can use shims and space the pads perfectly in my garage, but after a mile or two, they always go back to rubbing the rotor just enough to produce a high-pitched tone that drives me crazy. I can eliminate it for a few seconds by quicky tapping and releasing the brake lever, but the noise will resume in a few seconds.
Here's what I've tried: Adjusting shims. Removing and cleaning the pads. Cleaning the rotor. Confirming that the rotor is not bent. Adjusting QR tension to try to center the rotor between the pads.
Several friends with more experience on hydraulic brakes have looked at the problem and are baffled by it. Someone else must have had this problem, right?
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