Alright, I am 5'10" 225#. for the last year I have been riding a giant trance with juicy 5s 180mm front rotor and 160 rear. I am running dot 4 in the front and 5.1 in the rear(I ran out of 4 and had to go buy 5.1) Last year I put on a set of disco brake pads that I bought on ebay. they are semi metallic on front and back. Today I was on a steep section of trail and they absolutely faded out. I had both brakes locked and it was like I they were not there. Font rotor was purple. I have ridden two xc races on these and did a day at whistler last year with no problems!( I bled the brakes right before whistler)
Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do to prevent this from happening again. I am wondering if rode the brake too much however the fact that this did not happen at whistler has me wondering. I am going to re bleed but was wondering if maybe ceramic pads may help. Has anyone tried them? Does it sound like my brakes are under spec?
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