Brakes squealing on Mavic SLR WTS wheelers.

Gazmania1
Gazmania1 Posts: 87
edited March 2014 in Road general
Evening all,

Just got a new canyon bike and it came with mavic SLR WTS wheels with the exalith coating. It's got the specific exalith brake blocks and I went out for the first time today and my god do they squeal. Every time I came to a junction you could see people looking around in a panic expecting to see an out of control car heading towards them. Is this a common thing with these wheels? I'm guessing it's just because they're brand new and need to bed in a bit? I've just never had it with other wheels and brake blocks.

Comments

  • majormantra
    majormantra Posts: 2,094
    Yes. Although they should get quieter once the rims have a light coating of brake rubber. You could also toe the pads in slightly.

    Don't be surprised if the initial pad wear rate is rather high.
  • I blame Canyon
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • rayjay
    rayjay Posts: 1,384
    This should help with your concerns
    http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... wts+wheels
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    As above, a wee bit of toe in helps and try not to apply too much power when breaking as that tends to produce the squeal. The exalith coating gives superior stopping power.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,347
    Grease the rims :D
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    Grease the rims :D

    Sound advice. Worked for me. Can't hear them squealing from my hospital bed.
  • I blame Canyon

    ^This

    With Rose Bikes you get the option of swapping the brake squeal from front to rear.
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • www777
    www777 Posts: 48
    Got the same bike mate and done the same,as said before just toe the front in slightly about a credit card width and after a few miles it will go. I just kept them on slightly when going down hill just to scrub up the rim.
  • I blame Canyon

    Why? It's clearly Wiggle's fault.
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    I blame Canyon

    ^This

    With Rose Bikes you get the option of swapping the brake squeal from front to rear.

    And you can have left front squealing which is much cooler than right front squealing.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Rolf F wrote:
    I blame Canyon

    ^This

    With Rose Bikes you get the option of swapping the brake squeal from front to rear.

    And you can have left front squealing which is much cooler than right front squealing.

    I didn't know this! Now I am full of 'buyers remorse' :lol:
    "You really think you can burn off sugar with exercise?" downhill paul
  • BrandonA
    BrandonA Posts: 553
    When I first got my Mavic wheels last year I had some very embarassing sweaks at lights that scared drivers. I found though that when I was out alone on the open roads and it was safe to do so I'd gentle tap the brakes. It didn't take too long for the squealing to stop.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,347
    I think that there is an equally proportionate amount of squeak to the lack of breaking. The louder the squeak, the less breaking power you have:

    sq (decibels) - Mass x 9.81ms2/NM (braking force Y) = "oh f*ck"
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!