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  1. #1
    Florida Mountain!? Biker
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    Squeaky mechanical disc brakes

    i have a hardrock pro disc. Recently I've been getting some loud sqeaking when i feather my rear brake. It doesnt make the noise if I apply the brake completely. Also. I've cleaned the rotor thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and it didnt seem to do anything. I tried tightening my brake cable down on the disc brake side as well and nothing. All the bolts seem tight down there as well. The bike has about ~150 miles on it, so I'm not sure if maybe i need a new brake pad? Im not much of a bike a tech so any helpful hints would be appreciated.

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    Senior Member
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    2003 Specialized Hardrock, 2004 LOOK KG386i, 2005 Iron Horse Warrior Expert, 2009 Pedal Force CX1
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    My mechanical disc brakes squeeled pretty badly (although it was all the time) until I spent a few minutes and got the alignment between the caliper/pads and disc as perfect as my eyesight allowed. They are silent now.

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    coffeeeeee p4nh4ndle's Avatar
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    mine squeals like a bleeding rabbit when it gets wet. I like noise.

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