Questions tagged [brake-pads]

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

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Disk brake has never worked properly from new, pads replaced - still rubbish!

I've got Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and ever since I've had the bike (from new) the front brake has never worked properly. It used to squeak really loudly and perform badly but I assumed they just ...
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How long should MTB disc brake pads last?

I'm fairly new to mountain biking and I was able to put in around 900 miles on my first set of brake pads on my Giant Anthem X2. At that point they started grinding metal on metal. I went and bought ...
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Anyone know what a replacement Disc pads might be for Tektro HD-R290?

The brake pads say F10BS but they've been really hard to find (and unavailable on Tektro site). Does Shimano (or anyone else) offer a resin version of this brake pad as this one is metal-ceramic?
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Lubricant spill on disc brake

As the title suggests, I was lubricating the gears and chain, and I accidentally dropped some of the oil on the rear brake disc. I didn't notice it then, and took the bike out for a spin. That's when ...
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Rim-Brake pads creaking in still state

The V-brake pads are creaking when the wheel is still and I press the lever. (I.e. not a duplicated of this question, because they don't creak when trying to stop the rolling wheel.) What could be the ...
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Which brake system is this

I have two brake systems I think on my bike. On the front I have a threaded stud and on the back a road brake. Here is the front and the back (click for large version): As you can see on the back the ...
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Replacing disk brake pads with multi-tool only

During my cycling week I only had my multi-tool with me. Back home and intending to replace the brake pads, I realized that I have to use pliers if I want to unbend the end of the cotter pin without ...
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I mistakenly put WD40 for my disc brakes and now pads not anchoring as well as before. Any solution?

I heard it wears off after a few rides but it is still not gripping firmly. Is there any solution for this? I also saw using rubbing alcohol. Is that sufficient?
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What features make a disc brake caliper unsuitable for use with other than resin pads

Shimano says its Tourney mechanical disc brake is "designed for resin pads only". What is it about the design of a brake caliper that makes it suitable only for resin pads?
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What and where is the weeping port on Shimano MTB brake levers?

I understand that when you overfill some models of Shimano hydraulic brakes with oil, the excess will flow out of a one-way valve called weeping port, but cannot find any technical documents, pictures ...
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V-brake pads make contact but don't apply pressure to wheel

I own a hybrid Trek bike that uses V-brakes. When I apply the brake, the brake pads make contact with the wheel's rim, but don't apply enough pressure to actually brake the wheel. (No matter the level ...
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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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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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Brake pad too low on rotor?

I just bought a new Clarks CFR-06 rotor to try to improve my crappy Tektro Auriga, but it seems that I made another bad choice. After just a couple of minutes of trials, I noticed that the pads are ...
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Sprayed Lubricant on Hydraulic Brakes, how to clean? [duplicate]

I was spraying some lubricant on my chain and accidentally sprayed on my hydraulic brakes and it affects my bikes braking power massively. How do I clean this off?
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My front brakes contact the rim at different times instead of simultaneously. Is that normal or are they misaligned?

here's the video for reference When I lightly apply the brakes only one part makes contact with the wheel which makes a squeaking noise. How can I change this? I'm ...
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How do I adjust V-brakes as the pads wear?

I have V-brakes and when the pads wear down, the brake needs adjustment. Adjusting by undoing and tightening the cable is difficult, is there an easier way to adjust V-brakes to compensate for pad ...
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New disk pads glazing during bed-in procedure

My bike is equipped with Sram Force Etap AXS and I've been using some BBB pads for quite a while. My bike shop recommended these, stating that they were compatible (and yes, they worked pretty well). ...
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Ceramic rims and KoolStop brake pads

I recently had a rim failure, my LBS is offering me a ceramic rim. Assuming I go for that; I currently have KoolStop salmon brake shoes. I see they make those in green specially for ceramics. Can I ...
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Flipping or rotating pads?

I went to replace the pads on my front mechanical disc brake. I noticed the pad on the stationary side had significantly less wear than the pad on the actuated side. Could I get away with flipping ...
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Pulsating and screeching after changing disc brake pads

Please bear with me, as I am very new to bicycle maintenance. I changed the brake pads in my front brake (Tektro Auriga on a Rockrider 540 bicycle), as I was unhappy with the braking performance and ...
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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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Back wheel rubs against the back brake pad when riding

My aging 26" Nishiki 10 speed is still a great bike and ride and well maintained. 25yr warranty ended in 2009. I am 6'7" and 280lbs now and was 250lbs when I purchased it. For some strange reason now ...
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Disc brake pad replacement, or replace whole caliper?

We have a Boss Stealth 26" men's mountain bike with Zoom brand disc brakes. The disc brake pads are worn and need replacing, the problem is finding a workshop who can fit them as apparently it is a ...
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Brake pads don’t fit into the calipers [duplicate]

This is my first time replacing the brake pads of hydraulic brakes. I removed the old ones and the model was Shimano B01S Resin, so I bought the same ones. However, when I have replaced them. They ...
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Replacement brake pads for Tektro HD-R210

What model pads would be a replacement for Tektro HD-R210 brakes? I haven't seen the model mentioned in Tektro's documentation https://www.tektro.com/upload/Product/F_20170613131999DtkdK8.PDF The ...
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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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Should I change V-brake pads if they are old and dry?

Should I change V-brake pads if they are old and look a bit dry? If yes, how I can determine if pads are dry enough, or not? Just to be clear, the pads are not worn.
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New disc-brake, rotor, pads; terrible braking performance

I replaced the following: Front brake: a brand new Magura MT4 (pre-bled) brake with brand new pads installed Front rotor: replaced it with a brand new Magura HC Storm 203mm rotor I used the correct ...
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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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Best type of brake pads during winter conditions for disc brake bikes

I'm going to be riding my bike daily during the rainy Belgian winter (-2°C to +5°C). If it snows or freezes the roads will be covered with salt. I'm using the 105 R7000 series hydraulic disc brakes. ...
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How do I change my disc brake pads?

How do I change my disc-brake pads? How do I avoid letting the fluid out?
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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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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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When to change disk brake pads

I was wondering how to tell when your disk brake pads need replacing. My front seems to be not stopping as quickly as it used to, or as I would like. I know this could be road grime build up, but I ...
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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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Why are there metal shavings in my brake pads?

I have several brake pads on my cantilever brakes that have several small metal shavings embedded in the pad. Is this normal? What should I do about it?
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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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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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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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Does the age of brake pads make any difference?

I recently changed my brake pads with some new ones that have been in my shed for years. They are not packaged, but as I am in the UK, which has a very variable climate. The shed gets very hot and ...
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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 ...