whats wrong with my superstar pads
Been running some of the early superstar pads, ( although only just fitted and unused). They would not bed in at all. Run them at swinley and applied some sand etc and still no good. Roughened them up with some sandpaper, started working nicely. Next ride bite has gone again.
Rotors are true and good and have been cleaned with MTB disk brake cleaner. Brakes are working fine.
Fitted another pair from the batch to another bike and they are spot on.However they did not bed in until i started riding and braking on a DH course. Then all was well.Posted 6 years agomeeeeeMember
your not doing what i did a few years ago are you…..
had the same problems, and turns out it was down to me being stupid and using car shampoo to wash my new bike with. Yep car shapmoo with added wax 😳 Although in my defence the label had fallen of the bottle so didnt know this at first!Posted 6 years ago
I’ve had no issues with SS pads ever. Using their sintered and kevlar ones. No issues at all.Posted 6 years ago
They DID have issues with a crappy batch about 3-4 years ago where the friction material fell off the backing plates.
The only current issues Im aware of these days is the backing plates can be a bit large in some brakes, requiring a bit of filing IIRC, Juicys spring to mind.yanMember
Been using SS sintered for a few yrs now with no probs. Used a new set over the w/e in the polaris 7hrs of rain day1 and 5hrs d2. Most people were on metal end of d1, mine were about 25% down and did some mega decents. Dont worry SS are great value, but work just aswell if not better than the other big makes…….Posted 6 years agojuicedMember
thanks for the replies. No car shampoo used. No muc off used. Disks cleaned with MTB disk cleaner. Not contaminated. Batch is probably 2-3 years old, has been stored in the dry. Pads seem to glaze over. Out of the three sets I’ve worked though, this is the second to do this. They just glaze over and loose all bite. they may have improved since this batch. strangley apart from squeeling on e set work really well.Posted 6 years agoZoolanderMember
Tried the organic ones but they were made of cheese.
Tried the sintered but they felt awfull and squealed like a pig on fire.
Tried the Kevlar ones and they are great – last ages – good bite and reasonably priced.
(in fairness to the organic ones it’s a tad sandy round here so they probably wouldn’t get much chance)Posted 6 years ago
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