FAQ - Eliminating noises on rimbrakes

If your disc brakes make a noise during braking, we recommend the following measures to eliminate the various causes.

 

CHECK THE INSTALLATION

Check if the wheels, hubs and axles are mounted correctly:

Make sure, that the wheels are mounted correctly, and that the hubs and axles are mounted without any free play. Also check the spokes for the correct tension.

Check screws and bolts for the correct torque:

Make sure, that all surrounding screws are torqued to the correct torque. Please use the torque for each mounting Option. Please check the attached download document.

MAGURA Evo2 Mount: upper screws 6 Nm, lower screws 6 Nm but the QR screw 4,5 Nm

MAGURA Easy Mount: upper screws 4 Nm, lower screws 6 Nm but the QR screw 4,5 Nm

Align the brake pad height

Align the brake pad to the rim. Check our Youtube Videos for detailed instructions: 

 

CHECK THE RIM AND BRAKE PAD WEAR

Make sure that both surfaces aren´t worn out.

 

CHECK MATCHING FRICTION SURFACES FOR DIRT

The coefficient of friction is subject to changes caused by dirt on the rim or brake pad. The changed friction value can lead to vibrations, resulting in noise. Clean the rim thoroughly with methylated spirits, hot water, a soap solution or brake cleaner. 

 

IMPORTANT: BED-IN BRAKE PADS

The bed-in phase is essential to ensue you get maximum
braking power out of your new brake pads.

 

UPGRADE YOUR RIMBRAKE WITH A BRAKE BOOSTER

A MAGURA brake booster (Art.Nr.: 0721907) stiffens the brake and can eliminate vibrations and noises.

 

CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRAKE PAD TYPE

MAGURA is offering four different brake pads for rimbrakes. Choose the black or red pad for uncoated aluminium rims. Choose the grey and green pad for hard coated aluminium and ceramic rims. 

 

Safety information:

We strongly recommend that you read the enclosed manual/operating instructions before using MAGURA products. Always observe and follow all instructions for assembly, operation and maintenance in this manual and the operating instructions of other manufacturers whose products are used on your bicycle – and please don’t overestimate the products’ abilities. Have assembly and maintenance work carried out in a specialist bicycle workshop or in an authorized MAGURA Service Centre, where a professional job is guaranteed. 

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