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    Squeeky Juicy Brakes

    Sup MTB Peeps???

    Earlier this summer I got a set of 2nd hand Juicy Brakes on my fs mtb. A few months ago I asked a reputatble lbs (campmor) about squeekiness, and they recommended some rubbing alcohol to be applied to the disks to clean them out. I do this frequently, but more often then not I get the squeek. I have two wheelsets and the juicy rotors are on the better wheelset then I use more frequently.


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    search my friend, you are not alone and rubbing alcohol aint curing anything.

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    Is it a slight squeak or a loud squeal?

    The pads could be contaminated. Replace the pads. Sand the rotors with 600 grit and tons of water. Bed the pads in.

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    the noise can be loud at times

    btw: is changing the pads hard? i change the break pads on my car recently, my wrench is good but he's famous for selling stuff he has laying around. on my last build i had a sweet carbon (giant) bike and he wanted to put 105's on wtf, before that he put an xtr rear dr on my other road bike, kinda cool, but no doubt it's all he had at the time and the 106 crank is old school but still sweet enuf
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    Try using organic pads. They will not squeak and you'll have better modulation, but you will lose a bit of power.

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    bring them in for warranty, avid covers this howling problem. They will replace ur rotors and pads free of charge and that fixes the howling problem when ur braking.
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    Except he bought them second hand, so no warranty.

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    in that case changing to diff pads and rotors will likely solve it...
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    swapping the stock avid pads with some KoolStops solved the screeching, howling, sound for me on my Juicy 5's (160 mm cleansweep rear rotor, 185mm cleansweep front rotor)

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    where can i find those koolstops for my Elixir 4's?
    will they be the same as Elixir R's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Except he bought them second hand, so no warranty.
    ha, sram has never asked about it with me... i've had a few second hand items warrantied, no questions asked! Of course i always tell the LBS that i bought them a while back in some little shop in arizona and never installed them until now... works every time.

    but i've also had them do it no questions asked without my lil story
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    where can i find those koolstops for my Elixir 4's?
    will they be the same as Elixir R's?
    What caliper is the Elixir 4 using? I was under the impression they used Juicy 3 calipers with Elixir levers? Post a picture.

    AlexJK... kind of shady...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    What caliper is the Elixir 4 using? I was under the impression they used Juicy 3 calipers with Elixir levers? Post a picture.

    AlexJK... kind of shady...




    Elixir or Juicy 3 calipers?
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    Not an Elixir caliper... or even a Juicy 5/7 caliper... Juicy 3 caliper. You use Juicy pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    AlexJK... kind of shady...
    hahaha, i don't think they really care, they NEVER ask, i just say that for extra insurance, of course i'm careful of how many times i use it at a given shop...


    before i go any farther, wow... that is shady

    at least the LBS is cool
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    squeeking sux, no one wants to ride w/a squueker
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    Quote Originally Posted by louisssss
    where can i find those koolstops for my Elixir 4's?
    will they be the same as Elixir R's?

    You can order them here (6th one from the top)

    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/sh...brakepads.html

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