How to fix brakes that are rubbing or noisy

Updated 1 year ago by Lectric eBikes

If the disc brakes are excessively noisy or rub to the point where they stop the wheel within one or two rotations after you stop pedaling, then they may need to be adjusted. We recommend waiting until after the wear-in period (50-100 miles) for your first adjustment unless the rubbing is severe.

Often when folding the bike, brake cable housing can pull out from the caliper and cause the brake to engage. Always check for proper brake tension after unfolding your Lectric eBike.

Here is a detailed video from our Lectric service center explaining how to adjust your mechanical disc brakes:

For brakes that squeal when coming to a stop, we recommend cleaning both sides of each rotor with isopropyl alcohol and a clean rag.

Make sure the bike is powered off and always be extra careful while working around any moving parts. Make sure that your brakes are fully operational before riding.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our support team at or (602) 715-0907.

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