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    what brakes last in the wet...

    ok...so i put on a new set of Avid disc brake pads last night, and i rode them in the rain today...
    wet, gritty, MTB ride, and it ate the brake pads.
    1 ride
    40 bucks, 2 sets of pads...
    so i think i'l go back to EBC Gold pads for The Pug.

    so this is the question...

    what brakes last in the wet?

    it was pretty sad.
    1 ride on a new set of Avid pads, and gone.
    but i think everyone's brakes were ground away too.

    it seems like there has got to be a better way.

    peace...d
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    What color were the pads? I'm going to guess Black, possibly Red based on the description.

    Gold (sintered metal) pads are the only ones you should be using in wet conditions. If you're using black pads in the wet, that's your problem, and is not the fault of the pads.
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    they was Gold. (sintered metal)

    it sure was wet and sloppy today, gritty
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    Not much you can do then. Lay off the brakes? I think there may be some ceramic or long-life pads that pop up on ebay every once in a while. But they don't bite as hard... That's the trade-off.

    http://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=0&c=2&p=105&

    I have not tried them myself... so use at your own risk.

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    cool, i think i'll give them a try...
    im getting tired of going thru brake pads

    and thanks to Peter for the tour...totally awesome ride!
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    There is a 4 day 7 stage XC race around here. A few years ago it was wet and everybody was going through a set of pads (both ends) in a day. So a quick straw pole -none
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    I'd say the 'Hayes Classics' really seem to last a long time. We have this nasty, gritty dirt/sand around here that is really hard on stuff. Back when we used canti's and later when v-brakes came out and I worked in a shop the biggest problem was people wearing through the rims in not that many rides. It bit HARD back then. Anyway, that's what it's like where I ride... and the Hayes last a very long time compared to others... I've taken my XTR brakes on a 5 or 6 rides and they are looking pretty close to shot. Those pads are like $75 a 'set'. I won't be buying Shimano pads next time, that's for sure!

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    someone posted this link
    http://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=0&c=2&p=105&
    i wonder how they hold up/perform

    i havent owned a car for almost 3yrs now
    so i ride bikes
    my current rigs are a Surly Pugsley
    and a Cdale F900 Xtracycle conversion.

    im getting tired of buying brake pads so often.

    i think i'll give them a try.
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    Yes... I posted that link right above...

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    You might want to try some Galfer wave rotors http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...66&category=15

    A solid rotor gives much better pad life in wet gritty conditions. A couple buddies switched to solid rear rotors on their dirt bikes and get 3-4x the pad life in the wet winter muck around here. I don't know of anybody who makes solid rotors for mtbs, but the Galfers should work almost as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfPropelledDevo
    ok...so i put on a new set of Avid disc brake pads last night, and i rode them in the rain today...
    wet, gritty, MTB ride, and it ate the brake pads.
    1 ride
    40 bucks, 2 sets of pads...
    so i think i'l go back to EBC Gold pads for The Pug.

    so this is the question...

    what brakes last in the wet?

    it was pretty sad.
    1 ride on a new set of Avid pads, and gone.
    but i think everyone's brakes were ground away too.

    it seems like there has got to be a better way.

    peace...d
    I find Avid brand pads to be water soluble. EBC Gold and especially Galfer red last.
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