Do your organic brake pads squeal?
My XT’s always squeaked (back and front) regardless of winter/summer with sintered pads.
Swopped to organic and the squeaking improved in the dry but took a thorough cleaning of the disks and the squeak has now completely gone. May be worth taking your disks off and thorough clean, may help.Posted 4 years ago
just after the general consensus, put yet another set of sintered in (thinking id glazed the first set) and straight away and even after bedding them in properly and for the remainder of the ride howling squeal when pressing the brakes with any anger!
i used to run superstar sintered, and have done for ages summer/winter, i dunno if the recent batch have been shite but mine have all recently started doing it!
so im hoping going to organics will cure this, so regardless of brand really are the organics actually going to be quiet, assuming everything else is ok (i know most brakes squeal in the wet, but i dont expect any noise in the dry)
so do you organics squeal?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve cleaned the disc and its brand new too, pretty sure it’s just the current batch of SS sintered!
I can deal with squeal from organics in the rain as its to be expected until they get used and warm up , but when your in the dry and going for it down a long fast descent annoying death squeal from sintered I’d truly awful, and that’s where I’m at with mine
Just gonna bang some organic in 4 packs for 18 quid even if they last slightly less ( I will bed them in properly this time) I’d can’t be doing with that noisePosted 4 years ago
Well just to update incase any one else searches
Banged in a new pair of uber bike semi metallic / organic and low and behold absolute silence!
Also feel a million times better braking wise than SS sintered!
Dunno whether SS sintered suddenly have a dodgy batch but I couldn’t get them stop squealing at all, I’ve used them for years and no noise in he dry or wet then suddenly the last two pairs the same noise
Anyways I’ve properly bed these in for the first time in ages on organic and the bite is great, really solid grippy braking and silenceeeeeeeeeeeeee
Not bothered it they squeal in wet weathers I’m sure once I’ve got them hot again they will be quiet like normal, and at 18 quid for four sets even if they get half the wear over sintered I can live with that given the silence
So organics for the win for mePosted 4 years ago
link for what the pads?
they are organic/semi metallic from uberbikecomponents below
impressed, the spring seems springier than the superstar ones, and they fit in great, often the SS ones are too fat
these i got in straight away and perfectly aligned with no rub straight away…
they squealed as i bed them in (maybe due to the sintered surface left on my rotors where id not cleaned them)
but as soon as they cooled down not a sound all the way regardless of style of brakingPosted 4 years ago
yeah dunno just seems odd never had an issue with sintered superstar for ages, quiet as a mouse for 2 years then suddenly out of nowhere cannot stop the squeal and the pads just seem much thicker
i did a couple 10ish hard stops down a hill on these uber ones, and spun the wheel and it spun and spun and spun for ages
for me if they wear quicker the organic at least you can have a nice quiet ride, nowt worse than razzing through the woods and cheeky FP’s and having to listen to that noise when braking, 4 packs for 18 quid cant really go wrong
my last set of organics lasted just over 2 months without bedding in and some grotty rides with alot of peak grit and braking etcPosted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
My SS sintered rubbed a lot. In fact wouldn’t even go in to start with. But when I put a micrometer on them the thickness was thinner than stock Formula organic, which was strange. Maybe they’re ever so slightly curved or something.Posted 4 years ago
Had to let oil out to get pads in. And all seems fine, but the stock Formula are 2x better and 2x the price and lasted way way longer. And since we’re talking about a critical safety item, I’m happy to pay the price of a beer or 2 extra for a component on a 2 grand bike.
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