How To Clean Your Disc Brakes | Mountain Bike Maintenance

Published on November 13th 2017


Squeaky disc brakes are hated far and wide in every corner of the mountain bike community. There can be many reasons for a squeaky brake but the two most common causes are oil or some other contaminant making it's way onto the pads and rotors and uneven 'bedding in' of brakes pads causing vibrations in the braking system. No matter which is the cause, your brakes are squealing and we want to stop that! Follow the instructions in the video and your brakes will be screech free and squeaky clean in no time! You don't need tonnes of tools to carry out this job, just a few basics and some cleaning solutions! Here's how to clean your disc brakes! Subscribe to GMBN: GMBN Winter Kit available in the GMBN store! If you love mountain bike tech, make sure you subscribe to GMBN Tech for loads of great tech content: You may have heard of some pretty funky ways of cleaning disc rotors and pads. From baking them in an oven, to covering them with alcohol and burning them over a flame. Whilst we acknowledge that these methods exist, we cannot recommend you try them for obvious safety reasons. Stick with this way...It's the original and the best! If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GMBN... How do I bed my pads in? 📹 Gee's pro bike: 📹 Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: