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Offline BadAssCorrado

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What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« on: July 08, 2007, 10:43:22 PM »
I have a new set of F&R Promax disc brakes and they stop terribly. Beyond the obvious "cheap disc brakes" what is the break in period ? How long should it take until they break in ? It feels just like a car with new brakes.

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Re: What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 04:46:19 PM »
Not really sure on that one, it may be an adjustment issue. Did you apply them before you went off of the bridge?

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Re: What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 05:13:49 PM »
I'm not really sure. :)
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Re: What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 05:36:44 PM »
LOL! I guess I should have known that you wouldn't know based on the mark on your forehead. ;D 
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Re: What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 07:11:54 PM »
Umm, yeah. If I weren't I'd be in bad shape. The helmet is what saved me from any serious injury and allowed me to walk away.  ;D
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Re: What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 05:00:25 PM »
My friend used his brakes on one of the little bridges in North Creek and wiped out. It was just after a rain and the bridge was still wet. Luckily he was unharmed.
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Re: What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 05:19:33 PM »
Moral to this story:  Damp wood, bad news.  I did a nice wipeout on a bridge at the last Trout Creek club ride.  No brakes were involved although too much speed and a slight bend in the bridge were factors.  I kind of wish I had used my brakes if that counts for something. ;D
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Re: What's the break in period for disc brakes ?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007, 07:00:00 PM »
Manufacturer recommended break-in period for my Avid brakes is 20-40 complete stops.  I imagine it would be similar for any disc brake setup.  Did you check the install guide that came with your brakes?

 

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