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    Cheap Chinese Brake Pads

    Since I'm going through like 8 sets of pads a year this is definitely something that can use a thread. What do you guys like? I can tell a pretty good difference between the OEM pads and the chinese pads I have tried on some high end brakes.

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    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    What is the copper free they advertise? How does it compare to sintered?

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    Don't, know, I always get sintered and they work well.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    I have a problem where the pads I am getting overlap the top of the rotor and only wear until the pads contact at the top. There is still a good bit of pad left on there though if they didn't overlap the top of the rotor and press into each other above the rotor.

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    Your rotor is too small for the adaptor you have. Change rotor or adaptor, braking power will be better as well.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bickle View Post
    Your rotor is too small for the adaptor you have. Change rotor or adaptor, braking power will be better as well.
    ... or your caliper is not installed correctly... like, incorrect washer stack, or the bracket is flipped upside down, or something.

    Yes, I was on the discobrake pads as well. I always got stintered or Kevlar, or carbon fiber. They always worked well.

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    I've run Truckerco pads. Couldn't really tell the difference between the Shimano ones.

    https://www.truckerco.com/disc-brake-pads-retail

    You can get them on eBay for pretty cheap.

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    I too run the Trucker pads now that I can no long find F1Performance for my guides. Both last a lot longer than stock organic and work better than the metallic Avids.

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    I use cheese Chinese semi-metal pads, and they work good.

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    Another satisfied TruckerCo user here (even though I don't have a 29er, they still work well).

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    Quote Originally Posted by party_wagon View Post
    I have a problem where the pads I am getting overlap the top of the rotor and only wear until the pads contact at the top. There is still a good bit of pad left on there though if they didn't overlap the top of the rotor and press into each other above the rotor.
    I've found the paint on some frames holds the caliper up too high even when an adapter isn't used. If you aren't into grinding the paint off your frame, just razor off the top edge when they start to hit.

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