Noisy brakes can occur from time to time.
Below are some factors that may case noisy brakes;
You will feel if there is brake rub, If the wheel does not spin freely and comes to a stop, this means you have a brake rub issue. Sometimes you may not notice this until you sit on the bike and the wheel moves, this could be another problem, for example worn wheel bearings or rear hub cones.
Fixing the issue
The calliper has to be perfectly aligned with an equal gap either side of the disc. Look along the edge of the disc to make sure the pads are of equal distance from the disc rotor, while doing this spin the wheel.
There should always be a gap that allows for free movement of the disc.
Go to your local Gocycle dealer, they will make the necessary adjustments.
If it is the bearing or rear hub bearing cones, the dealer will make the necessary adjustments.
Water and Heat
Water and heat are two other possibilities that can cause your brakes to make a noise. Riding your bike through puddles ect, the brakes might suddenly begin to squeak. Don’t worry this is a temporary issue as you use your brakes, the noise will diminish.
The cause of noisy brakes in most cases is contamination. Brake pads are porous, they act like a sponge, and can soak up grease and oils very easily, this will cause the brake pad to squeak when used.
Fixing the issue
Firstly visit your local Gocycle dealer
What to do If you think an oil or greasy substance has got onto your brake rotors. Firstly clean them as quickly as possible with a clean rag and isopropyl alcohol. Contaminated brake pads, does not mean they are ruined, you can have a technician remove them from the calliper and carefully sand down the outer layer with a fine-grained sand paper. Of course if they are beyond repair, the technician will replace the brake pads.