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  • Looks a lot better than OEM pads

    posted by ben07 on 11/30/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    First of all they are longer (70mm) than cheap OEM pads that are about 50-55mm. In the UK, I believe that 65-70mm pads are standard equipment. They feature a channel that may function to evacuate water during wet weather or may serve to cool the brakes during hard braking. These pads are also streamlined and slightly tapered. This is a big plus is you are running really wide tires with bulging sidewalls (on my bike, I'm running 2.3 - 2.4 tires and normal brake pads tend to rub against the sidewall. The only solution was to offset oem pads a little but these results in part of the pad not coming into contact with the wheel rim. I have these mounted on my rear only since my fronts use disc brakes

    Cons:

    I have yet to test these brakes out so I have no cons for the moment.

    OtherThoughts:

    The added color gives additional flare to your bike brakes as opposed to the standard dull black

    Bottomline:

    They look good. They seat better than cheap oem pads and they seem to offer better performance than oem pads in most conditions. Buy a set for your bike and buy spares as well. For the same price as OEM pads, these definitely offer an advantage in one way or the other.

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