my dumb question of the day...

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by cck, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. cck

    cck Member

    is there a break in time for koxx bloxx that any of you have experienced? as of now, they are worse than pads made of wd-40 on a crome rim. maybe its just the sub freezing temps here in cleveland.
  2. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

    they do take some time before they get to be the brakes than blow poop into your drawers. when they are brand new they have all sorts of little surface imperfections that have to be ridden off before they get the full effectiveness of the pad surface area. you will definately want to be grinding your rim with the bloxx pads too. give it some time- i almost threw mine out 8 months ago when i put them on and thought... blah what crappy pads... now though i gave them a second chance after learning from some big name folk and they are really great now.

  3. Bloodhound

    Bloodhound Steffen L.T.

    the low-temp does definately have an effect though, I live in Calgary AB, Canada so I expirience +35 to -39 (yesterday) and I can say for sure that in the cold the pads grip less. I'ts to do with the thermodynamics of rubber and how heat effects the viscosity (softness in terms of rubber) of it, the more viscous it is the higher the friction = grips better on the rim

    My Spanish Fly pads worked great when I first got them, but because of the smooth factory finish it only took one drop of water to give 0% braking power. Now they are better but still almost unusable in wet conditions for trials.
  4. Faction Bike

    Faction Bike Guest

    Cam, these pads are designed for a ground rim. If it's not ground, they work like crap but once you grind 'em..."omg, I can't move"
  5. Zyzzyx

    Zyzzyx Guest

    How do they compare to the yellow Plaz pads? Do they work fine on a 'light' grind, or do you have to take off half your rim with a grinder?
  6. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

    Hmmm, I always go for a deep grind, but mine work considerably better than the yellow plaz pads. You can really notice a big difference between the plaz and koxx when it's dusty too. Plazmatics always sucked when they got dusty and I don't see much of a difference in braking performance between clean and dusty with the koxx pads.

    It's definitely worth upgrading if you ride much natural, if you're just riding urban, then wait until your yellow pads are wearing down before you order koxx pads.

  7. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

    you dont have to do "deep" on a grind to make it nice with the koxx pads. its all in how you grind... bloxx only work with one though, and they blow the crm plaz pads away i think.