- Another Brakes Post (Pad wear)
I have another direction of thought now in why I am not happy with my disc brakes: I have only ever owned two pairs, the first was Hope Mini’s and then about three years ago I switched to Formula Oro Biancos. My complaint about both is pad wear, I get through Pads Soooooooooo quickly. I live in a VERY hilly area, a small ride will have minimum 500 metres descent and of course, where possible, I make as much of this single trail which I believe is heavier on the pads.
Another factor to pad wear is that I am a fairly heavy rider (85 – 90kgs, depending on what I have eaten / drunk the previous couple of weeks).
Instead of thinking like a weight weinnie (exc spelling!), should I be thinking more on the lines of a brake setup somewhere between downhill and light weight? If so, which brakes fall into this category, my Oro pads are pretty small, I guess I need a setup with more meat on the pad??
I have of course tried everything to improve the wear on my current setup, bedding pads in, new rotors, different compounds etc etc.Posted 9 years ago
on’t brake as much?Posted 9 years ago
Are you using hope original sintered pads? They give great life IME – thousands of miles.
Are you using big discs? if so you might never get the pads hot enough to cure properlyPosted 9 years ago
Sounds like the pads aren’t getting bedded in properly. I dont think disc size is a relevant factor, I run big discs and have no issues getting them warm. Im about 17st in my riding gear. Perhaps you prefer to drag your brakes?Posted 9 years ago
hope pads in formula brakes TJ – read the post matePosted 9 years ago
cruzheckler, where does the OP say he’s using Hope pads in OROs? He said he had Hope Minis and then moved to Forumla OROs.Posted 9 years ago
read the post mate. 😉
thats what i was talking about numbnutts, tj assumed hope usage and trotted out his old faithful reply. I understand and i also read the question, unlike mr “selective reader”Posted 9 years ago
Don’t think TJ is trotting out usual spiel. I’ve got sintered pads in mine and had them in for years and covered a hell of a mileage. If you’re doing a lot of braking you want to be using sintered and not organic. I used to use organic on my DH bike for better grip and in winter races a set would last day but on the xc bike they would last a season but my sintered are fit and forget.
I think the way in which you brake has an affect on it. My mate used his brakes a lot more than me and he would go through pads, he used sintered as well. He never feathered the brakes they were either jammed on or off.Posted 9 years ago
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