Questions tagged [brake-pads]

The part of the brake that absorbs the friction during the braking action.

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How to tighten v-brake pad without turning it out of position?

I find it hard to tighten the hexagonal bolt of a v-brake pad without turning the whole pad out of position. I need to hold it in place somehow; I've tried with a big adjustable wrench, but it's still ...
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Disc brake pistons won't stay in

I'm trying to replace my brake pads but when I try to push one piston in, the other one will come out and when I push it back in the previous one will do the same... how do I fix this so that both ...
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Do dirty brake pads cause them to wear faster?

I have a road bike and a mountain bike which both use shimano B01S brake pads. The road bike has done 4000km and the mountain bike has done 320km. The brake pads on the road bike look brand new while ...
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New carbon wheel brake pads after use on aluminum wheel?

I have carbon wheels with the appropriate brake pads. During a race I flatted and quickly swapped wheels and finished the race. The wheel I used was aluminum, do I need new brake pads due to possible ...
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V brake collects metal fragments [duplicate]

My V brake makes grinding sounds when pulled. I've checked, and it keeps collecting metal fragments, presumably from the rim. The pads are weeks old, the rim was replaced a year ago. What can cause ...
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How to install round brake pads

I decided to change my bike's brake pads myself. My bike has the following brakes: Promax DSK-915. I contacted the online shop I ordered my new brake pads (and my bike last year), before purchasing, ...
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Brake pads from new dual pivot calipers dont reach the rim in the rear wheel

I bought a bike exactly like this one some time ago (bonvelo, a small company here in germany): I wasn't really happy with the brakes so I decided to search for a good used ones. I found a good offer ...
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V-brake caliper arm not retracting after hard braking

When breaking lightly it doesn't happen, however when clamping hard it gets stuck. Whenever I bring the bike to a complete stop I have to manually un-jam it. Here's a video:
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How do I properly install pads into a Shimano BR-M365 disk brake caliper?

I've been an idiot. I took them off the bike this morning, and there's nothing left - the springs have been bent back and stripped off, and that strange 'rubbing' noise I've heard from the back wheel? ...
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Shimano/third-party rotor compatibility with low end hydraulic brakes

Shimano say that their lower end hydraulic brakes (e.g., BR-M365) are compatible with 'wide' rotors. See http://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com/2.0?acid=C-461&cid=C-460 for details. Wide rotors ...
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Replace disc brake pads for Huffy mountain bike

I have a Nighthawk Mens 18-Speed Mountain Bike. When it comes time to replace the disc brake pads, I saw that Huffy sells the whole brake caliper for $8. It seems like it would be cheaper to just ...
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Can I use brake pads for carbon wheels with aluminum wheels?

I bought a bicycle with carbon wheels, and for training I purchased an aluminum wheelset. I have SwissStop brake pads. Can I use them with aluminum wheels? I don't care much if these pads wear out ...
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Is it normal for brake pads to emit an odor?

Not a duplicate of this one I think, circumstances are different. My bike has rim brakes. The last two day I have cycled on snowy ground, and at the end of the rides the brake pads where covered in ...
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TRP HY-RD brake pistons won't retract to take new pads [duplicate]

I'm replacing pads on my TRP Hy-Rd brakes. These are cable actuated hydraulics. Using tire levers, wrenches, etc. I have not been able to push the two pistons far enough apart to fit the rotor between ...
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Why replace brake cartridge when grooves wear off

Many websites recommend replacing rim brake cartridges (pads) when the grooves on them have worn off. Why would this be reasonable, other than for the hypothetical reasons listed below? I am looking ...
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Hydraulic disc brakes not sticking after replacing pads and bedding in

So i first bleed my brakes and really botched it, getting brake oil everywhere. I cleaned up, got new pads and wiped the rotors down. I got new brake pads which i the proceeded to bed in. Eventually ...
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Disc Pad Materials

Someone please give me a rundown of the pros and cons of different disc brake pad materials. Resin, organic, sintered, metallic, different backing plates, etc. There are a lot of choices, and I've ...
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Repeated Disk Contamination

I have a set of Shimano m785 calipers with Saint RT81 rotors. Every week or so they squeal and severely lose braking performance (mainly the front). Using disk brake cleaner and a touch of sanding I ...
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What kind of convex washer goes on the brake pads?

I forgot to tighten up my brake pads before I went for a ride today, and I lost the convex washers when the nut came loose? Could anyone tell me where I could find replacement washers for the brake ...
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V-brake / cantilever pad alternatives for carbon rims? [closed]

I've found these V-brake compatible brake pads rated for carbon rims: SwissStop RX Plus Yellow King Trickstuff (unnamed) http://www.trickstuff.de/en/products/felgenbremsbelaege_KL.php Ice (unnamed) ...
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Replacement brake pads for SRAM Force 1/CX 1

I'm looking to replace the default pads that come with the SRAM Force 1/CX 1. I can't tell if they're metallic or organic. I ended up purchasing the organic version https://www.competitivecyclist.com/...
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Do brake pads designed for both carbon and Alloy rims exist?

I had in interesting question today that got me thinking. Are there any brake pads that are marketed specifically to be able to switch between alloy training rims and carbon race rims? As in switch ...
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Changing Magura HS33 rim brake pads

My brake pads have worn to the point where the lever can no longer apply full pressure, and there isn't much pad protruding beyond the pad mounting. So they need replacing and I want to do it myself ...
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Plastic rims and brake pads

I have a pair of 16" plastic wheels on a scooter-bike that is slowly being refurbished. The brakes have been tweaked to remove slop, and I have fitted new cables and brake levers. The brake blocks ...
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What type of brake pads should I run on my Shimano RS80 C24 wheels?

I recently purchased a new (used) bike that has Shimano RS80 C24 wheels. The wheels say "carbon" on the side, though a couple of different sites indicate they feature a carbon and alloy laminate ...
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hydraulic brakes not working very fast

Ok, so I just got new hydraulic brakes, I have not had any like these and they were fitted by professionals and they had replaced the pads as I had contaminated the old ones. After getting these ...
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Cleaned wheel, V-brakes are now moaning

Yesterday, I cleaned my 5 months old bike using WD-40 Bike HEAVY DUTY DEGREASER and removed some dirt and brake material residue from the wheels. Now my front brakes moan. I did go through this ...
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Rim brake pad interchangeability?

Working on rehabbing donated bikes for Christmas Anonymous, I regularly encounter bikes where the rim brake pads have hardened to the point that the brakes are ineffective. We have a stock of ...
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Using Engine Starter Fluid to Decontaminate Brake Pads

I have some hydraulic disc brakes, and for one reason or another they get contaminated. My dad (who's worked on cars for ages) told me to use engine starter fluid, but I'm kind of skeptical about this....
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Can I run Aluminum Backed organic brake pads with Elixir Avid 5 Hydraulic system?

The old pads were steel. I bought the aluminum thinking they would disperse heat better but if it's going to cause a problem with the braking system I'll go back to steel at less than half the price.
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B01S brake pads for Deore A-M615 brakes?

I bought replacement pads for my Deore A-M615 brakes. They installed just fine. But after cleaning the old pads, I saw that they are G01S, while the new ones are B01S. G01S, the original: B01S, ...
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Mixed pair of sintered and organic brake pads for disk brakes

I am researching for a new road bike for myself, trying to identify the must-haves from the nice-to-have features. Disk/Disc brakes are on the must-have list, but the descriptions of brake pads are ...
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Orientation of asymmetrical brake pads on front vs. rear

I'm replacing some old cartridge pads that I can't find inserts for with one-piece Kool-stops. Both are asymmetrical types, but the front set of old shoes are explicitly designated for "tail-forward" ...
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Issue replacing Avid BB7 disc brake pads

I just replaced the brake pads in my BB7 disc brakes for the first time. I read up, watched videos, til I grasped what I was doing, and tried more than a handful of times. On the front brake, I can ...
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Why would my rear brake pads wear faster than front?

It has already been established that most of braking power comes from front brake. Now, several times that I have been replacing brake pads on my commuter cyclocross bike I have noticed that rear pads ...
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Would Putting BMX Bike Brakes on my Road Bike be Ok?

I am a bit of a bigger guy (260lbs) and I'm not too confident with riding my bike at higher speeds just yet. Mainly because I feel as though my brakes, (Stock V brakes that came with my Specialized ...
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Disk brake pads too thick?

I have an old Magura Julie disk brake. It seams that new pads are too thick for the brake. I already tried 2 different types. But when I insert the new pads the gap between the pads is completely ...
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How do I get the pads out of my Avid BB7 disc brakes?

I have never been able to remove the pads from my Avid BB7 brakes. It seems to take too much force to get them out, I figure I missed a step somewhere, or I'm doing something wrong. I can't figure it ...
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Short vs Long brake pads (with v-brakes) on road bike rims at high speed

Would v-brakes with the normal v-brake long pads (as opposed to shorter brake pads) on road rims exhibit any problematic behavior going downhill at speeds of 50 mph? I am concerned that the longer ...
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Pistons are aligned only without pads in

I've reset the pistons (after taking the pads out) of my XT hydraulic brakes, and made sure they do extract evenly when operating the lever. After putting the pads and the wheel back in (and adjusting ...
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Brake pads and removing the wheels

I am new to road bikes. I bought a new road bike. I wanted to take the front wheel out, but it was difficult because, despite of having "opened" the brake pads (with the quick release lever found on ...
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Brakes feel like they are not even there on my used road bike. How can I fix it?

My friend gave me his old sanwa road bike that had been sitting in the snow for about a month. It looks like the one from the 1979 movie "breaking away" but with a different color and brand (to give ...
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What Type of Brake Pads Should I Look For?

The brake pads on my bike have worn out, so I ordered a new set online, and after I spent a lot of time trying to adjust them, I noticed it won't work as they're not long enough to grip the rim when ...
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My rear rim is worn off by braking

My rear rim had those small indents in it for rim brakes, they have brushed off now. Can I re-indent those dots to make braking efficient again. My rim is double walled mtb compliant.
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Which usually wears faster - wheel rims or brake blocks?

I was wondering which you'd expect to wear faster: wheel rims or brake blocks. The reason I ask is that my mileage has shot up the last couple of years so I'm seeing a lot of wear on things I never ...
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How long should brake pads last? [duplicate]

My son is new to comuting by bicycle. He brought a brand new bike and after just one week was having problems with the brakes. He only rides approximately 6–8 miles a day. Halfords advised that his ...
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What causes brakes to perform worse when the bike is loaded?

I adopted a thoroughly abandoned Univega Super Strada from somewhere in the '80s or '90s. It has Shimano caliper brakes in good condition with pads that are worn but still have plenty of the indicator ...
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Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle

Brake pads for a rim brake are usually treated with Carbon Black (powered carbon) to make them last longer. This is what makes them black. When I ride a road bike in hilly areas, the carbon black ...
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Disc brake maintenance

For some days now I am observing the decreasing performance of my disc brakes on my MTB. Additionally, braking is extremely loud (squeaking). I don't think I have oil or fatty substances on the discs. ...
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Are all the Ultegra brake pads the same?

I have a road bike with Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870 goupset. Today it was my first long ride with it and alsmost instantly I noticed that the brake pads are not for carbon rims. I tried searching on the ...