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    Disc brake bed-in question

    So I just installed my first set of disc brakes last night. The braking isn't super strong, and I understand that it will take some time to bed-in and reach full strength. Magura recommends something like 30 stops from 30kph to bed the pads.

    My question is, do I need to go out and bed the pads in as recommended before my first ride, or can I just go out and ride? If I just go out and ride will it just take longer for the pads to bed in, or can the bed-in procedure be screwed up beyond the point of recovery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdneal
    So I just installed my first set of disc brakes last night. The braking isn't super strong, and I understand that it will take some time to bed-in and reach full strength. Magura recommends something like 30 stops from 30kph to bed the pads.

    My question is, do I need to go out and bed the pads in as recommended before my first ride, or can I just go out and ride? If I just go out and ride will it just take longer for the pads to bed in, or can the bed-in procedure be screwed up beyond the point of recovery?

    Do either. Go out on a special "bedding" ride or use a normal ride. What do you do if you get a new car or new brake pads on the old car? You just drive, right? Just don't expect (or need) full braking power right away.
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