"The standard cure is to clean the brake blocks.
Check if they are shiny and sand them lightly until they are dull.
you usually only have to sand the rim unless brake performance is poor.
This is how you do it on low tec. bikes. (alloy rims)
"That old chestnut!
Carbon wheels and swisstops can be a few things, perhaps dirty rim or soiled pads but too clean a pads can sqeal too!
Check if pads have toe in as said before, even a slight bit will help but make sure whole pad grips under full…"
"I changed pads ;) but agree with Alastair on their use as a warning device. I too was told to toe them in to assist stopping the squeal and to scrub the breaking surface clear of the yellow build up from the pads.
"Add a little bit of toe in so the shoes look like this in brackets > ( / \ ) My swisstops squeal when I brake hard but it generally when some nutcake driver pull out in front of me, the squeal acts as a horn in that case."
"Heather, only really necessary if they do squeal. I usually drop the wheel out, roughen the brake pads with course sand paper and use a medium wet and dry on the wheel braking surface. Wipe all surfaces clean before reassembly. A damp rag will do."
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