My brakes are noisy / squealing

Noise from the brake pads on a disc brake can never be completely eliminated for sheer physical reasons. Note that in wet road conditions, your disc brakes will most likely be noisy.
All hydraulic disc brakes require a so-called "bedding-in period". This helps the brake pads to develop their full braking power and can reduce noise during braking. Read here how to do it.


Please note:

  • When the brakes are cool / have not been used for a while, carefully touch the brake caliper and disc. If you notice oil on disc, brake pad or caliper, you should not ride the bike but contact us first.
  • If you can pull the lever all the way to the grip, the same applies: you should not ride the bike but contact us first.

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