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Front disk This front disk brake sqeal just started today. The bike is not broken in yet, so I'm wondering if I should just hold off for awhile, or get some disk brake cleaner? I live in a area with a lot of farming/dust especially in spring and fall. So should I try to ride out the sqeal for now or is it safe on a new bike (not broken in) to use disk brake cleaner? Also is there any difference if the cleaner is sold for cars or bikes? Sine all that's being done is cleaning dust/dirt off a metal plate. I don't konw what the stock brake pads are made of, most likely what is cheapest.

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I'd clean them, most disc brakes are sprayed with oil before they're shipped on the bike. So if it isn't all wiped off then the disc/pads start to collect dirt and dust which can cause a squeel. Clean your pads and your discs and see if that helps.

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