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 Post subject: Disc Brake Pad question
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:07 pm 
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Hi fellas,

Just looking for some practical advice on how to bed in new disc brake pads .. :)

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Whats the best type of pads to use this time of year with all the mud and crap about.. ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:53 pm 
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for bedding in , use them :lol:

a smear of copper grease on the back of the pad helps keep the squeel away

for winter mud use , cheap ones :lol: its not the pad you need to worry about its the full of holes lightweight disc dragging the mug over the pad you need to worry about , find as sold a disc as you can


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:52 pm 
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Never used them but SuperStar do loads of good (so I have heard) cheap pads in a variety of flavours.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:44 pm 
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Yea superstar pads, 2 rides and they were blown :twisted: :evil: not impressed, Just fork'ed out for some EBC Golds ... See how long these last.. hence the reason for the question.. want to make sure I was doing everything right.. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:32 pm 
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To bed your pads/discs in do about 20 sprints braking hard at the end of each,this should cook them nicely making the pads last longer.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:53 pm 
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Sintered pads, can't go wrong with them :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:23 am 
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Use A2Z sintered on my Kona all year round, very impressed with they performance and the last a long time. To bed in brakes ride around with the brake on for a munite or so, that's it.


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