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  1. #1
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    Need help quick, please! (Avid pads)

    I need new pads badly and C4 is what I wanted to go with. I tried to get them from Jenson and I was told that what they have is B4R. I called Avid (SRAM) about these and they said B4R is even older than B3.. it's OEM stuff (could that be right).
    So, I found C4's at Cambria.. ordered from them and was very specific that I wanted C4's... sure enough, they sent me B4R's. I sent them back and found C4's at Pricepoint.. called and confirmed that these pads actually say C4 on the back of the plate.. I was told "yes".
    Just got the order... they sent me B4R's!! GRRR!!!!
    So.. can anyone tell me if these pads are useable or are they like B3's (gone in one wet ride)???

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    Sounds like a big dump of OEM product and some

    shi**y customer service from guys I expect better from...keep going for the C4's, I never had much satisfaction with the B series, altho I haven't had the pleasure of the B4R particularly...did you pass all this back to Avid, you'd think they'd be interested (unless they did it themselves of course).
    "...the people get the government they deserve..."
    suum quique

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    Check this link....

    Search for B4 on this forum and there is at least one more thread related.
    Check my Site

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    Whew!!! Thanks!!! Looks like I'm good to go (B4 is the replacement for C4).
    Too bad we no longer have stand-alone Avid customer service (someone at SRAM/AVID told me B4 was old OEM stuff).

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