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· Freezer
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Anybody have suggestions for making disc brakes quiet? I have some Formula R1 brakes that squeal on brake application. My LBS sanded the pads, but they still make a bunch of annoying noise. I tried lightly sanding the rotors, but no help either. The brakes work great but the noise is a drag. :madman: Thanks!
 

· I'm just messing with you
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You'll have better luck with finding an answer in the brakes forum.

I agree the only thing worse than noisy brakes are brakes that don't work worth a dang. I had some that made so much noise when I'd grab a handful that my first reaction was to turn loose of the lever to shut them up. Yeah that worked out great.
 

· PSYCHOLUST
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I can only speak from my own experience, I had a pair of hayes brakes years back that made a ton of noise when applied, I sanded the pads ( would quiet down for a couple of rides) and ended up trying new rotors . Then I found that it was WHERE I was riding..... stay with me.... Riding in the rouge valley there is a fine clay dust and everywhere else I rode was a sandy soil, the clay dust would get packed into the surface of the pads and the squeeling would start, I tryied a couple of differing pad compounds ( EBC sintered ATE my rotors) and found one (organic, non-metalic) that ran quiet.
 
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