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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:43 pm 
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I wanted to bleed my XC4's and when I took the front pads out found they were soggy and gungy looking. (I dont know anything about disc brakes, but I assume that this is bad.)

So i figure i need to replace the pads as well. What pads should I buy?

(I know they need to fit the XC4s but am completely confused by the variety of pad types and manufacturers available.)
All and any input gratefully received.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:51 am 
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Disco brakes have always been good quality and cheap...
Hope XC4 pads - http://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=0 ... p=746&


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:03 pm 
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I've got a set of genuine hope xc4 pads. PM me your address and I'll bung them in the post


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:17 am 
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I'm no expert, shit im no amateur, but woudlnt soggy pads suggest the piston seals may need looking at???


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:12 pm 
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Aye, soggy pads means something has gotten onto them to make them go like that, possibly brake fluid? did you spill some on the caliper? or perhaps you have a leak, hence the need to bleed?
Soggy pants are a different matter altogether...

Have a look at Superstar Components pads, I'm using them in my Hope M4/Mini's


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:54 pm 
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I haven't spilt any brake fluid yet, though give me time.

I bought the bike recently and the front brake is almost non-existent so was going to start with a bleed and then saw the condition of the pads.

It may well be that the seals are stuffed. Thanks for the pointer.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Hope may still have seals available or check chainreactioncycles. Anyway pads sent


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:33 pm 
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P20 wrote:
Hope may still have seals available or check chainreactioncycles. Anyway pads sent


Epic, thanks very much.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:53 pm 
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I just ordered a seal set for my XC4 brake from J E James. 7.70 plus postage.


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