killed a set of original hope v2 pads in double quick time. what do people use.
I suspect it might be worth trying another set of hopes as I run 2 sets of V2s (DH and enduro bikes) and pad life has always been very long. Used an almost spent set on the front for the day/night enduro at inners last weekend and they look the same after a long day of being abused in the mud.
There are always tons of suggestions about how to bed them in but realistically I try to just use them for a few runs before before getting them wet and muddy.
Can`t really comment on other makes as tried superstar and the braking surface fell off when they got hot. Stuck to hope since but assume there are other good pads around.Posted 6 years agovotchySubscriber
I use Hope sintered in my V2’s, 200/200 rotors and get well over 12 months out of them using bike all year round, am also a compulsive brake dragger so quite pleased with how long they last, much longer than shimano sintered on my other bike just had to replace them after around 300 milesPosted 6 years agobeardedboy13Subscriber
Had Hope’s sintered & they lasted a year of peak & yorkshire grit. Again V2 – 200/200.
Replaced them with Hope’s organics and didn’t have the opportunity to bed them in properly before a very slightly gritty ride in the dales. They only lasted 3 decent rides! Expensive mistake.
Just got new sintered ones and I will definitely be bedding those in properly. It is difficult to get enough heat into them. The only way i’ve found to do it is riding down a steep hill whilst pedalling hard and dragging the brakes. Then towards the bottom put in some sudden stops.
Tried the oven method but getting the pads to match the micro grooves in the disc seems more important to me.Posted 6 years agoGribsMember
Hope sintered seem good to me and last about a year. I’ve only used Hope resin pads 3 times, once on a set of c2’s where a ride round Dalby (the old muddier route) in winter killed them and on my newer tech m4’s which lasted a couple of months before the power just dropped off.Posted 5 years agooliverd1981Member
with bedding in I find you need to do a few cycles of building some heat then rapidly cooling the pads with clean water. I can build enough heat by just braking hard from a decent pace on the flat a few times (but 1 brake at a time).
The feel of Hope organic pads is excellent, and I haven’t had any unexpected longevity issues with them.Posted 5 years agocpSubscriber
Superstar sintered for me in the peaks. Particularly in winter.
Shimano organic lasted well under a ride earlier in the year in the peaks – that’s the nature of organic, doesn’t lat long in wet and mud. Kevlar is better but no where near as long lasting as sintered, whatever the brand.Posted 5 years ago
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