Long story short my cross bike has xtr v brakes with cane creek levers. The back brake works great but the front squeals like a burning pig in a megaphone factory. I've tried the matching front pads that went with the backs, new pads, many different toe settings, several wheels, etc... I'm about ready to ditch them seeing as I just built a bike for a friend that has 'normal' v brakes frankensteined from multiple beat up sets + new pads (same pads I have now) and there was no squealing. Not only that but they had more braking power than my XTR brakes. The fork is an aluminum redline one ~10ys old probably.
I'm thinking it's some kind of anti-synergy between the brake and fork but I want to humbly ask for advice here since I figure some of you guys have used these things in the past and might know some tricks. Thanks.