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Grinding noise coming from rear end

core00core00 Posts: 169
edited May 2016 in MTB beginners
I was cleaning my bizango just a moment ago and when I was pedalling I heard a grinding sound at the rear end, put my ear where the noise and it seems that the rear disk break is grinding on the pad. Is that normal or the rear hydraulic break is too tight?


  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    It's normal - they adjust themselves.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,724
    It's quite common for dirt to get into the disc brakes and make a noise, happens a lot when riding in wet and muddy conditions. You will need to adjust or centre your brakes to the disc occasionally, your best bet is refer to park tools video clips on YouTube /and the web.
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  • core00core00 Posts: 169
    Oh okay cool, what cleaning stuff does everyone use like for the chain and etc? also oil to put on the chain and sus after cleaning.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    No oil on the suspension, they are either cartridge bearings and you just clean the muck away from the joints. If they are bushes you open them periodically and use grease.

    As for the chain, you use a good chain lube, I like squirt water based wax as it doesn't make everything all messy with gunk.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
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