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    Squeaky XT discs... EBC's?

    My XT discs have a major squeak problem. I have cleaned the pads and rotors numerous times, and have replaced the back pads (with Shimano XT's) and have had no luck... Today just the back was squeaking, so I figured I would give the front and back a thorough cleaning. I used rubbing alcohol on the front and rear pads and rotors without touching any critical parts with my skin. Now they are both squeaking INCREDIBLY loud... I felt bad for the neighbors when I went outside tto test it out. It was that bad. Is this just a problem with Shimano's pad material? Have any of you had the same experience and found some kind of fix for it ? (EBC's perhaps?) Thanks for any help... This is really starting to piss me off.

    ~Alex

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    EBC green pads have been quiet for me, gold not bad. Try roughing up the surface of your shimano brake pads with some 100grit sandpaper. There may be a contaminent that is causing the squeel. Also check the calipers are mounted squarely, you may have uneven IS mounts on your frame or fork.

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