My brakes squeak. How do I fix it?

If your brakes are squeaky, the first step is to ride your bike at top speed, and firmly compress both brakes and come to a complete stop. Squeaky brakes are generally caused by a “glaze” that builds up on the rotors and pads, which can be removed by a few forceful stops.  Humid days can also cause squeaking. If this does not solve the issue, you want to remove the brake pads and sand the braking surface with ~100 grit emery cloth or sandpaper to remove the glaze. You also want to clean the brake rotor with rubbing alcohol, acetone, or a similar solvent. After this, follow the brake adjustment procedures below.


For adjusting Mechanical Disc Brakes (cable) - check out the following tutorial: 

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/mechanical-disc-brake-alignment


For adjusting Hydraulic Disc Brakes (cable) - check out the following tutorial: 

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/hydraulic-disc-brake-alignment


If you’re still experiencing difficulty, any local bicycle shop can handle adjustment and parts replacement on any EVELO model.

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