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Brake Blocks
« on: March 07, 2013, 20:43 »
dear forum, it has been two years since my last confession.

Well actually, its two years since i replaced the blocks on my bike. thinking about it, it may even be three years :D

I have my brakes incredibly soft, so they dont actually stop me as such, if you squeeze them full they will slow you down, if you gradually apply them you do stop, usually within about 10-20 metres, but i like them like that.

Anyone got any particular blocks they swear by.

Dont suggest £50 a pair top of the range blocks, i have a disposable income of about nothing a week so not looking for something expensive, just something that is budget, without being totally useless and actually working
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    Re: Brake Blocks
    « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 21:18 »
    I have these BBB things.
    Got them when I needed to replace the blocks that came with the bike. Paid 200 dkr. (~25 €) for a set of 4 cartridges (apparently that's what they're called) with blocks, replacement blocks cost 100 dkr. (~13 €). Easy to install, very easy to adjust, and you can replace the block without having to take the cartridge off the bike or even remove the wheel.
    They brake fine as far as I can tell.
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    Re: Brake Blocks
    « Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 16:53 »
    Swisstop Green

    Great in wet
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    Re: Brake Blocks
    « Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 09:51 »
    I got 18,000kms out of the set on my bike from new.

    Just grabbed some Shimano Ultegra (Shimano DURA-ACE BR-7900 Brake Pad) blocks and was stunned by the difference.

     
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    Re: Brake Blocks
    « Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 11:00 »
    Dura ace blocks are pretty good, and seem to last quite well too.
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    Re: Brake Blocks
    « Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 18:04 »
    completely forgot i asked this question, until i had to adjust my brakes again today to get them to work. :D

    wont be swiss stop, far to pricey. Will have a look see if i can find some dura ace. Think the original blocks were avid which are ok and have lasted well.
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    Re: Brake Blocks
    « Reply #6 on: October 20, 2013, 18:08 »
    Not tried these people for rubber but I know lots of people who say they are good,plus they are dirt cheap. Have had disc pads from them which were good:

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