Brake Pad suggestions

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by ascentrek, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    I managed to blow my arm out locking up my rear brake the other day. Kevin Shiramizu mentioned a few brake pad brand suggestions (I can't for the life of me remember who they were). I"ve got the Avid V-brakes.

    What are good brake pads to go with? Who sells them (either in colorado or online?)
     
  2. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    plazmatic spanish flies and kool stop salmon compound pads are great. you may be able to find the kool stops at a bigger shop like a performance or something. the plaz pads you should contact webcyclery or trialsin usa for.
     

  3. ascentrek

    ascentrek Original power yuppie

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    Thanks Kevin, I picked up some cool stop salmons yesterday a local spot. I'm gonna putem on and try them.

    One problem though... my body is destroyed after riding two sessions in a row!
     
  4. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    if they are the thinline pads you will need to file off the little "mud scrapping" fins at the tails of the pads. just take them off so they are level with the rest of the pad. this will make them feel much more solid.
     
  5. Faction Bike

    Faction Bike New Member

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    I second Kevin. (slurp, slurp, gulp, gulp) Salmon pads fooking rock. In dry as fuck colorado they hold real nice. Then in contrasting piss wet Oregon they grip so hard it feels like your fork is going to go kersnapp.
     
  6. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    what the fuck.