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    Do Ceramic rim take special brake pads ????

    I took the ceramic rims off my GT and replaced them with machined rims. I left the XTR V-brakes on and although they stop on a DIME, they sound awful. Not squealing, more of a grinding sound. The pads are nearly new. Are there special pads for Ceramic rims and if so, will they work with or damage machined rims?
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    There are special pads for ceramic rims. You should only use the proper pads on each given rim type. Yes, you can use ceramic pads on a regular rim but it's not recommended.

    I have one set of wheels built up with ceramic rims and recently picked up a set of NOS ceramic Mavic 231s.
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    You can buy Shimano XTR replacemnt cartridge pads in Ceramic compounds.
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    The "ceramic only" pads are made of a harder compound and probably will wear down your non-ceramic rims quicker. Replacing the pads is a good idea.
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    thanx..

    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    The "ceramic only" pads are made of a harder compound and probably will wear down your non-ceramic rims quicker. Replacing the pads is a good idea.
    That's what I thought the answer would be. I'm switching to XT brakes that have normal pads. The XTR's are going bye bye. Great brakes but more sellable than functional for my use
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4bikes
    I'm switching to XT brakes that have normal pads. The XTR's are going bye bye. Great brakes but more sellable than functional for my use
    XT, when XTR just won't do.

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    Why not just put some Alivio's on there?


    (green Kool Stops are also a ceramic rim brake pad option)
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    hmmmmm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Why not just put some Alivio's on there?


    (green Kool Stops are also a ceramic rim brake pad option)

    ...who's instigating now? Or do you think Alivios are comparable to XT's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4bikes
    ...who's instigating now? Or do you think Alivios are comparable to XT's?
    What, I gave you info too.
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