...not when I use the brake, but I hear it when I push the bike in to the garage when it's turned off. A faint metallic, almost scraping noise is there.
Last time I heard something similar with my previous ride (a little moped scooter) the front brake pad was worn out and was "down to the metal" according to a mechanic. I just had the bike serviced a few days ago after purchasing this bike, so I'm a little mystified what this could be? Wouldn't they have noticed something like that?
I apologize if this is dead obvious or normal - I'm just a newbie at all these things.
Thanks in advance for any info!
Last edited by Martin Lindhe; 04-13-2010 at 01:33 AM.
The pads are always in contact with the discs and so a slight rubbing noise is normal. If the rubbing noise is irregular then it might mean one of your rotors is warped, a problem which has been reported on this and the UK forums. You can check yourself how much pad life you have left by looking at the discs straight-on. Gustavo also posted a step-by-step for this procedure, which you can find if you do a search.
It is normal for disk brakes. It should just be a rubbing noise, not grinding.
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