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How To Fix Noisy Disc Brakes On A Mountain Bike

If you are anything like us, noisy disc brakes are a constant issue on our mountain bikes. Instead of dealing with the squealing and squeaking follow along on this mountain bike repair guide that’ll silence those noisy brakes for good!


  • Isopropyl alcohol

  • Coarse grit sandpaper

  • A propane torch

  • Allen keys

  • Blue shop towels

  • Repair stand (optional!)


  1. Remove wheels

  2. Clean rotors with alcohol and towels

  3. Lightly burn rotors with a propane torch

  4. Let cool!

  5. Remove brake pads

  6. Lightly sand pads

  7. Re-install everything

  8. Bed-in pads

  9. Shred til' yer dead!

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