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    'Bedding in' brake pads

    Hi all,
    I've just received my Alligator rotor, EBC Gold pads and Hope 20mm adaptor and was wondering - What is the best way to bed the pads in properly?

    I'm off to Afan at the weekend and want to make sure they are working properly.

    Cheers, Steve
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    Use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr
    Use them.
    On flat ground to begin with.

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    I like a nice long and not too steep hill that permits me to gain some momentum then fully but gradually apply the brake and repeat that several times, am generally well bedded in by the bottom...of course it helps that's easily done where I live.
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    I like to downshift, grab the brake lever, and pedal away until it hurts. Of course this works better for rear pads then front but hey you can swap em.

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    "Of course this works better for rear pads then front but hey you can swap em."

    Swap rotors and pads?
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    Thanks Guys,

    I reckon a little bit of 'flat' work then a gentle 'roll' down the 'worcestershire beacon, with them on should do the trick then
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    Swap rotors and pads?
    it's a preference... if your rotors are same sized. of course you can do it in situ you just get more tire wear

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    it's a preference... if your rotors are same sized. of course you can do it in situ you just get more tire wear
    ? The bedding in is a mating of the pad to the rotor, so if you switch pads you'll continue just to work on the rear rotor instead of the more important front one...
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    "it's a preference... if your rotors are same sized. of course you can do it in situ you just get more tire wear"

    You're bedding the pads into the rotor (and vice versa), so swapping pads isn't going to work.

    [SIZE="1"]edit. Writing at the same time as Bikinfool', so 'scuse the repeated info...[/SIZE]
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    Quote Originally Posted by deesta
    Hi all,
    I've just received my Alligator rotor, EBC Gold pads and Hope 20mm adaptor and was wondering - What is the best way to bed the pads in properly?

    I'm off to Afan at the weekend and want to make sure they are working properly.

    Cheers, Steve
    I just ride them, keeping in mind that it will take a few hills before they work very well.

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    Yep, I also find it best to just ride the pads, maybe splatter a bit of mud on the rotor to help the grinding process a bit.
    Screaming down a hill and grabbing the brakes can easily glaze the pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    ? The bedding in is a mating of the pad to the rotor, so if you switch pads you'll continue just to work on the rear rotor instead of the more important front one...
    Uh of course I know the same sized rotor isn't the same rotor. Perhaps I should clarify, it's a matter of preference for those who run same sized rotors to swap rotors + pads. People who don't have to just do it where it is.

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    "Perhaps I should clarify, it's a matter of preference for those who run same sized rotors to swap rotors + pads.

    So you'd suggest removing the rotor and pads from the front and fitting them to the rear to bed them in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveUK
    So you'd suggest removing the rotor and pads from the front and fitting them to the rear to bed them in?
    it's just something you can do. esp if you just bought the brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk45de
    it's just something you can do. esp if you just bought the brakes
    Sounds like a lot of work. Why not just pedal with the front brake on?

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