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

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Are Tiagra BR-4600 brake pads compatible with 105 BR-5810 calipers?

Tiagra pads are about half the price of 105 pads. I wonder what is the difference and if they are compatible with the 105 brake calipers at all.
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Are this many washers necessary?

I changed my brake pads. The old ones had a single bolt holding them on. These new ones I bought have a bolt and a ton of washers. I thought maybe they were for size adjustment. I just left them all ...
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What tool do I need to adjust the brake cable here?

I need to loosen very tight bicycle brakes(pads). This is the only thing running over the cable, have no idea what it is and don't have many tools to begin with so assuming I don't have what is needed ...
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What is the purpose of bedding in disc brake pads? And what if the procedure is not followed?

When installing new brake pads for disc brakes, manufacturers recommend to "bed in" the pads. For example, Magura recommends to go 30kph then brake hard and repeat this process 30 times. ...
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Can I use metallic or semi-metallic brake pads with a Shimano BR-MT500 brake set?

From the answers and comments to a question I recently asked about the brake on an e-bike, it seems that metallic or semi-metallic brake pads would be better than resin pads. The bike is frequently ...
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Tektro HD-M275 rear brake making grinding noises while braking

I got Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors, front brake is working perfectly with no issues. Under light braking rear brake works normally without any noises or vibrations, but as ...
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Routine maintenance and cleaning of road and MTB disk brake pads and rotors

When I brake on a road bike I feel staggered braking—similar, but much lesser in amplitude yet higher in frequency, to what you'd feel when ABS brakes engage in a car. When I brake on an MTB, I ...
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What are the exact dimensions of Shimano disc brake split (cotter) pins?

What are the exact dimensions of Shimano disc brake split (cotter) pins, such as part nr. 25 (Y8DB06100) on BR-MT410 caliper (https://si.shimano.com/en/ev/BR-MT410-4663)? Looking to buy generic ...
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Do "durable" brake pads accelerate the wear on the rotors?

When I bought my fun bike, the standard pads were B01S. Then a bit later, Shimano released B03S, that was touted as "40% more durable than B01S, with the same braking performance", and ...
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Mechanical bike disc brake caliper lever

Where can I find a data sheet for this part? I want to know if there is a magnification factor between the force which acts on the disc brake by pads, and the force that I pull the wire with, as I ...
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What can I use as replacement for old Shimano L03A brake pads?

I have Trek Emonda SL5 Disk 2022 which comes with Shimano 105 groupset and Shimano RT70 centerlock 160mm brake rotors. It uses Shimano 105 R7020, 11 speed shifters. I need to change the rear brake ...
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What brakes are these? Could I upgrade them?

I've picked up a Pashley no.33 cargo trike which I plan to turn into a coffee bike. Are these single pivot or dual pivot caliper brakes? They aren't particularly effective and I wondered if anyone had ...
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Is it normal for resin brake pads to contain small amounts of metal?

I just bought these brake pads from amazon (the resin variant, NOT the semi-metallic variant, see picture), and even though they are supposed (?) to be non-metallic, I can see small amounts of a ...
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Align bicycle brake pads

On a new bike with a strange alignment on the front brakes. The right pad is 5-6mm further to the front than left one. Is there a way to align the pads or could something have been bent during ...
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Rotor and pads types combination: which ones bite more?

I have a touring/city/all road bike with the following brake setup Sora levers (almost new) Shimano "resin only" type rotors, close to needing replacement (reused from the parts bin) ...
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Magura brake pad change: friction noise?

After replacing my worn-out Magura brake pads (MT4 brakes, 7P brake pads), I now have a continous light friction noise when the wheel is spinning (front wheel). The brake disc is brand new as well. ...
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Can't seem to quiet my disc brakes

I recently purchased a bike that clearly needed fixing, for a great price. I've given the bike a bit of a tune-up, but one thing that won't seem to go away is the squealing sound coming from the disc ...
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Shimano S70C brake pad replacement options

I've got cantilever brakes with Shimano cartridge style pads, possibly M70R2 model: The pads are pretty worn out so I'm going to replace them. I see "S70C" on the pad themselves: Searching ...
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What are the differences between these Swissstop rim brake pads?

What are the differences between the Swissstop Flash Pro Power Black and BXP pads? Also, which one is good for me? I only ride in dry weather unless it rains when it's dry.
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Rotor VS Caliper VS Pad compatibility

It might be a silly question, but it's not clear to me (peabrain here) I'm using BR-R317 calipers with G03S pads and RT30 rotors. It's my understanding that Shimano calipers and rotors are compatible, ...
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Mechanical Disk Brake Pads Too Thick

I decided to replace my front brake pads since they are worn out beyond function. So after removing the old pads, I made sure the piston was fully out, and the adjusting screw was fully tight as well, ...
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How to adjust Shimano M315 disc brakes?

I have a Cube Nature Pro (2017) bike and the brake lever for the rear brake has too much travel and braking is less effective than usual. The pads don't look too worn as there's over 1.5mm on each, so ...
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Are my pads worn down?

Are these pads worn down and should I replace them?
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Mechanical disc brake caliper round pads 23 mm diameter

I’m trying to find round brake pads of ca. 23mm diameter. They are for a Valk bike brand sold online in Australia. There is no brand or model evident on the brake caliper or levers. Almost certainly ...
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Are these N04C pads worn out or not?

I don't know how to tell myself so need help, please. It does look like there is still metal to be used for braking, but the brakes barely grab these and instead make a squeaking sound. I have ...
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Disk brake issues

I’m new to disc brakes and noticed my braking power decreasing. Took the pads off and they look like this. Do these lines indicate anything? What is a used disc brake pad supposed to look like? What’s ...
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Fixed piston on promax render r caliper doesn't adjust up or down

I have a bike setup with Promax Render R disc brake calipers. They use mechanical action to brake (no fluid). There's an active piston that's actuated by the brake lever, and a fixed piston that sits ...
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My Hydraulic Brakes Always Need To Be Pumped/Burped Before Braking Sharply

So my mechanic and I bled my brakes after it always needing to be pumped before it brakes, brake fluid came out black and seemed to have metal shavings at the bottom. The only problem now is weirdly ...
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Brake disc sometimes touching brake pad when not braking

I have a Whistle B-Race 7.1 e-bike that's about 3 months old. Recently the front disc brake has started touching the brake pads when not braking, when it does you can hear a "zing" sound. It ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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