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 Post subject: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:36 am 
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How do I tell if my wheels have a ceramic brake track?

They came on a bike I bought used and it had regular XTR V-Brakes with black pads

Do I have to use Ceramic brake pad Inserts with them? What happens if I do not?

How can I tell if the XTR pad interts on the old V-brakes were actually ceramic inserts?

thx!


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:16 am 
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looks like ceramic.
I had the green koolstops[for ceramic] and grey koolstops, the grey ones I might as well have not had any brakes when it was wet, the green ones were good. Reminds me I need another set.


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:24 am 
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Defo ceramic rims 8)

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:36 am 
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You don't have to run ceramic-specific pads, but usually non-ceramics don't last very long.


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:46 am 
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Cool, thx! I recall seeing black xtr ceramic inserts online, how do I know if I actually have those already?

Thx!


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:08 am 
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Doesn't matter if you do or don't.
One tip i got from a mavic tech (years and years ago) was to wear out a couple of sets of non ceramic pads on the rim first, before going to ceramic pads.


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:43 pm 
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mattr wrote:
Doesn't matter if you do or don't.
One tip i got from a mavic tech (years and years ago) was to wear out a couple of sets of non ceramic pads on the rim first, before going to ceramic pads.


Hmmm interesting, thanks for the tip!


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
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I called my lbs a few years ago to see if they had any ceramic pads in stock...and was told that no such thing existed!
Kids :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:39 pm 
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shutter wrote:
mattr wrote:
Doesn't matter if you do or don't.
One tip i got from a mavic tech (years and years ago) was to wear out a couple of sets of non ceramic pads on the rim first, before going to ceramic pads.


Hmmm interesting, thanks for the tip!


I had it in my head that was the other way around ... ? :? :lol:

Ceramic (hard) pads first as the rims are initially very rough / abrasive and the pads don’t get destroyed to quickly.

Standard pads OK once on the smoother surface.

Anyone else ? :lol:

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ceramic or not?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Shimano pads have ceramic written on the back I believe.


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