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    how long will my avids squeel for?

    I just mounted my avids mechs a few days ago. I haven't had a chance to ride a trail withem yet (school just started) but I''ve been in the p-lot cus I know they need to be broken in a little. And when I make a complete, abrubt stop or just apply decent amount of pressure to stop I get LOUD squeels from them. Is this normal for the first brakings?

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    Some pad compounds will squeal until they break in with the rotor. Sometimes it takes a few rides for them to quiet down completely and gain full power. Some pads will never stop squealing (try other types from the same manufacturer or from other brands). Some pads will squeal only when wet (that's the norm I think). Some pads never squeal.

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    What you need is a good braking in. Get up on the biggest longest hill you have, get up to speed, and ride them out to the bottom. Do it a few times till it stops. The pad and rotor need to be broken into each other, so that they blue print each other and mate correctly. If not it might be an alignment issue.

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