Cleaning Contaminated Disc Brakes

If you are experiencing a "screeching" or scratching sound when applying the brakes while riding your Pedego, it is most likely due to contamination. This is caused from foreign substances making contact with the rotor (disc), which can happen from touching the rotor with your hands to riding through a puddle and having water splash onto the braking unit.

The best way to resolve this issue is to clean the disc with Isopropyl Alcohol - 90% - with a paper towel or clean shop rag. You will then need to set the pads with the rotor again, this can be done by riding the bicycle with the brakes engaged minimally so that the pad rubs against the rotor to deposit its braking compound.

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