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    Aztec Disc pad failure

    Anyone else have this happen to them? Brakes were making some nice sounds, like wet sand was in there (no rain in weeks though). Both pads are cracked with pieces missing. Obviously I'm not running these anymore but want to know if this is an isolated thing or not so I can tell the boys at the shop not to buy anymore.
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    that looks bad....

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    Imagine if it all cracked and fell off! Aztec could have a lawsuit on their hands.

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    ditch them quick...call manufacture and ask why
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    wtf!?!?!! scary ****

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    Wow, I've never seen that before...Damn...

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    Yeah, that's what I get for saving a few $$ over the Hayes pads. Have to learn not to be cheap with stuff like this.

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    Looks like too much heat.

    I never did like Aztec pads. They make a ton of noise.

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    Looks like too much heat.

    That's my guess as well. They were on front w/8" rotors so they got pretty hot for sure. They were fairly noisy from the start though. I think they just got worse when stuff started falling out (my "scientific" diagnosis!).

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    I had a similar experience with a set of Aztecs...I won't buy 'em again

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    The reason I always carry an extra pair of brake pads on long rides is because ANY brand can disintegrate during a ride. I've done it on many brands, over different conditions. Some bargain brands tend to do it more than others.

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    i've seen that a few times. we stopped carrying them.
    I only recommend hayes original and EBC pads.
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    we stopped carrying them.

    Pretty much what I'm thinking now. We already have Hayes and EBC so I'm going to suggest not re-ordering these again. WAY too much liability with this.

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    Time for some Galfers

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    I've seen that on many different brands, it's usually down to them not being baked properly during manufacture. Probably best to stick to oe
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