theblackmount - Member
Can any of you pad bedder innerers point to documentary evidence from any of the brake or pad manufacturers? I've fitted many different manufacturers brakes and pads over the years and I have seen no such advice.
All new brakes, new brake pads and new discs have to bed in. This requires at least 50 applications of the brakes at a speed of 30 Km/h before the brakes reach the maximum performance. Make sure you are in a zone where there is no road traffic to bed the brakes in.
To achieve the maximum braking performance, the new pads will need bedding in. Please note that sintered pads take longer to bed in than organic pads. To bed in the pads, ride a short distance whilst alternatively gently applying the brake on and off without attempting to stop. This procedure will achieve good braking performance but will reach its full potential after a few rides