Noisy front pads

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zalle
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Noisy front pads

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Hi guys,

My newish front pads are noisy, they squeal.
Any way to solve this, or just buy better pads?
Thanks

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Re: Noisy front pads

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Apply silicon brake grease to the BACK of the pads. Do be careful not to get any onto the friction surfaces. That is a common thing with brake pads on many bikes. Some pads come with a coating of a material to prevent this. Others do not. Apply the silicon any time you remove any pads just for insurance against squeal.
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Re: Noisy front pads

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Just an update: LOTS of brake degreaser fixes this.

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Re: Noisy front pads

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Grimy sliding pins will also cause poor performance and noise. If you’re servicing the caliper with pads and lube, remove the sliding pins, clean the bores till spotless, and relube with proper high-temp brake grease.
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