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Hi,

as a newbie and with a new bike, I noe nuts about disc brakes. My discs have been braking great since new, till the rear disc started screeching today. How do I remedy this? I am afraid of damaging any of the equipment because lack of maintenance knowledge.

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Zed
 

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I'm new to disks too (perhaps six or seven rides on them so far)...my LBS told me to keep the rotors clean with a clean cloth and rubbing alcohol. Between that and additional break in time, my squeek problems are mostly gone.

I do worry that I ride the brakes too much though. I like to climb, so we do quite a bit of downhill (which, frankly, I don't enjoy that much). I always worry that I'm grabbing too much brake on the way down. I don't wanna wear the rotors out, but I also don't know what the limits are for that.
 

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zed.liang said:
Hi,

as a newbie and with a new bike, I noe nuts about disc brakes. My discs have been braking great since new, till the rear disc started screeching today. How do I remedy this? I am afraid of damaging any of the equipment because lack of maintenance knowledge.

Thanks,
Zed
I prefer screeching brakes: it keeps the bears away is way cooler than those little bells or horns.
 

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mine screech too, after the lbs did a small tune up on them they are barly doing it now so they were somhow not adusted properly I think the first time as they were very loud.

I probably have not bedded them in all the way eather since I brake very lightly and very rarely I like speed :p
 

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There is no need to worry about wearing down the rotors, just the pads. Even under light use I would replace the pads once a year. If you do somehow manage to generate enough heat do wear them down then the rotors wouldent be your main concern:D
 
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