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hissing sound from front disk

mattl80mattl80 Posts: 80
edited February 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
hello guys, just got a new bike yesterday and went out on it for the first time. it has slx breaks which are working great but when i was cleaning the bike after my ride i noticed i kind of grind/hiss when i spin the front wheel.

the wheel seems to spin freely so i dont think its catching on the rota? not really sure what it is, could it just be some grit cought between the pads or somthing? should i be worried?

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  • take the pads out and clean them with a dry cloth or brake cleaner if you have it- do not use any detergents.
  • stu8975stu8975 Posts: 1,334
    Yes its, pretty common for grit and censored to get in there during cleaning and cause grinding noises, give them a good rinse, it will go away one they've dried out a bit.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    mattl80 wrote:

    the wheel seems to spin freely so i dont think its catching on the rota? not really sure what it is, could it just be some grit cought between the pads or somthing? should i be worried?

    if it is not catching then look to the hub for the noise.

    but it will just be the pads touching slightly.

    nothing to worry about and nothing to do.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • cheers lads, helpful as ever! :)
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