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 Post subject: Retro Build - Brake Pads
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hello All

Please can you assist with some advice of brake pads.

I’m rebuilding a 1995 Marin Team Titanium.

I’ve got some Mavic 231 CD rims. The bike currently has Marin Lite cantilever which I may change out to Shimano M900

Which would be the best brake pads. The XTR seem good but very expensive. Surely technology has moved on ?

Advice gratefully received. Thanks. Matt


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:48 pm 
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Hi!
You're rebuilding a 26" mountainbike from 1995 equipped with cantis, but at the same time wondering whether technology has moved on..?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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LOL - point well made. !!

I’m particular about stopping when I want to.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:10 pm 
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kool stop pads add a bit of extra braking


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:26 pm 
retrobike rider
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I suppose you may want pads that look the part, but I'm smitten with ritchey.

I've bought loads of these and have them on all 3 bikes. Work well. Any colour.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RITCHEY-LP-L ... SwYGFUyfel

I use with ML Cantis.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yeah thank you.

I’ve read a bit and Kool Stop keeps coming up.

The salmon ones get good comments for anodised rims.

Don’t know if they’re any good and how they compare to XTR


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:01 am 
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If it were me, I'd look for a set of cartridge pad holders that will work with your chosen brakes. You can then choose the inserts you need and when the pads wear out, slide out the old, pop in the new. M900 and m737 brakes came with these as standard, modern alternatives are available.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Koolstop are the best I've used. Last long, stop better in the wet, don't shred your rims and are reasonably priced. Shimano pads wear very quickly in the wet, with the exception of XTR, which take chunks out of your rim instead.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks everyone. That’s very helpful


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