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    Anyone run XT brakes? HELP

    Heres my dilemma my new XT brakes can't stop worth a crap-

    They seemed to work fine out the box at rays indoor mt bike park

    On my first long steep ride they started to lose major power (the pads)

    Came home, sanded them down cleaned pads and rotors

    Everything worked fine for one ride

    Next ride they didn't work well on the first hour but on the second hour they kicked in

    Called shimano-the guy said just keep riding them and they should be broke in at 100 miles and had no explanation as to why they don't work
    In other words shimano didn't care less because my brakes don't work and I can't break them in if I can't stop

    What gives-should I change my set up? Help

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    Do you clean your brakes after every ride?

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    From the disc Brake FAQ Upper right hand corner------>>>>^^^^

    Disc brake pads take a certain amount of time to “break in,” and to properly bed themselves in. Until then you will not have full power and on some brakes in the early stages, you won't have much power at all! See the owner's manual for bedding in tips from the various makers. Just don't listen to the stories about pouring water or coke over the brakes to speed up the process. 20-100 stops should see the brakes at full power. Just ride normally for two or three rides and apply the brakes many times especially on downhills.

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    nope

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon-RSX
    Do you clean your brakes after every ride?
    No, never did on my old hayes 9 either. Should I?

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    what pads are you using? the resin pads are no good try thr metalic pads. They make some noise but are worth in they stop much better.

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