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    Installed new rear brakes (minimum braking power)

    Hey.

    I installed new rear brake: Shimano SLX M675 (with ice tech pads) and Shimano Deore XT RT81 (160mm) ice-tech rotor.

    So is there some time to brakes adjust (wear in?) before they give full braking power? Ive traveled about 2km and did push brake few times. I can feel that they became bit stronger but not enough. Is this ok for new brake set ?

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    Are you using the organic or sintered pads? Generally organic pads bed in quicker then the sintered type.
    Check this link out for some more detailed info - Brake Pads - A break down of what you need to know - Pinkbike
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    Are you using the organic or sintered pads? Generally organic pads bed in quicker then the sintered type.
    im using SHIMANO Disc Brake Pads Ice-Tec F03C Metal
    Shimano Disc Beläge Ice-Tec F03C (Metal)

    have yet another problem. rotor pad rub. I spent hour centering caliper yet after the ride pad rubs the rotor in one place maybe it will be ok after brake pad wears in?

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    You have the sintered pads, so bed in time may take you a little longer than what you have already done.
    As for the pad rubbing the rotor, that usually means the rotor has a slight warp/bend in it. My front disc rotor (XT non ice tech) had a bend from new (most likely from postage) and I to bend it back again. It still rubs very slightly, but it doesn't affect braking at all.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    You have the sintered pads, so bed in time may take you a little longer than what you have already done.
    As for the pad rubbing the rotor, that usually means the rotor has a slight warp/bend in it. My front disc rotor (XT non ice tech) had a bend from new (most likely from postage) and I to bend it back again. It still rubs very slightly, but it doesn't affect braking at all.
    When i received my rotor (shimano box) i noticed that one side of the box was bit compressed, but not damaged. Is there really some way to bend rotor so it wont rub?

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    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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