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    Shimano brake pads failing

    A trail collapse and resulting long slide damaged the brake lever of my son's Flux -- so we're going to replace and upgrade the old Elixirs with something with more bite. Would consider Shimano -- but then a buddy of mine, on his 2-week old Chili, had his rear XT pads fly apart at the top of a rather dicey descent. Turns out he's not alone:

    Shimano XT pad fail.

    It's cool that Shimano is warrantying pads that have failed, but really they could do more. This looks to me like a recall situation. If you ride them you might want to stick a spare pair in your pack at least.

    The Elixirs didn't give us any trouble, and price on X0 brakes is not too bad atm -- thinking of going that way...

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    Get XT's and run the resin pads that almost all come with and you'll have no issues.
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    Resins-fins or no fins= no problem.
    Metallic- no fins= no problem
    Metallic w fins= some riders are having problems.

    It's different for everyone as evidenced by your "The Elixirs don't give us any trouble" statement.

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    How many millions of people have Shimano brakes out there? And then how many pads have failed? I'm thinking there might have been a small run of "bad" sets of pads out there and you can take your chances of getting a bad set. Who knows? I guess only you can decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    How many millions of people have Shimano brakes out there? And then how many pads have failed? I'm thinking there might have been a small run of "bad" sets of pads out there and you can take your chances of getting a bad set. Who knows?
    I'm guessing Shimano knows. Be nice if they told us.

    Quote Originally Posted by 11053 View Post
    Resins-fins or no fins= no problem.
    Metallic- no fins= no problem
    Metallic w fins= some riders are having problems.
    Cool -- is this anecdotal information? Or direct experience?


    Quote Originally Posted by 11053 View Post
    It's different for everyone as evidenced by your "The Elixirs don't give us any trouble" statement.
    Good point.

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