I picked up a bike that came with two sets of rims. One with knobbies mounted on ceramic rims and one with road skinnies on steel rims. I noticed that the V brake pads are a very hard compound (almost plastic like) and think they might be purpose made for ceramic rims. They make an awful sand paper noise when grabbing both the ceramic and steel rims.
In any case, I'm switching rims back and forth depending on the weather and terrain I ride in our beautiful Pacific NW backyard. Is running what I think are ceramic purpose pads bad on steel rims?
What about vice versa? What if I pick up regular rubber pads on ceramic rims?
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