WD Pro 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 ... ?
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 ?
It was a long time ago. But IIRC he said that it was as the soft pads hold more s**t against the rim and take off the roughness, yes they get eaten *very* quickly, but once you've killed a couple, all will be well.
The hard pads just gave relatively poor braking until the roughness is taken off, as the hard pads don't get filled up with grime and ick so readily.
(BTW, i never actually bought the wheels i was looking at, far far too expensive for what they were. Stuck with normal rims and replaced them yearly!)