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AVID JUICY 3 pads

bragawdbragawd Posts: 160
edited April 2012 in MTB buying advice

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  • 1mancity21mancity2 Posts: 2,355
    Superstar components, kevlar are good so are the sintered.
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  • crab clawscrab claws Posts: 24
    edited April 2012
    1mancity2 wrote:
    Superstar components, kevlar are good so are the sintered.
    Second that I have tried other cheep pads and they squeel but the superstar ones didn't. Also they last as good as avid ones IMO.
  • Ro88oRo88o Posts: 130
    +1 for the Superstar sintered - good for all weathers, never had any problems with them :)
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  • SikoraSikora Posts: 519
    Another vote for Superstar here. Prefer the Gold/sintered pads over the blue ones
  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    Genuine Avid
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    There's always one.
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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,588
    ^^ works for Superstar
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    Curses - outed.
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    Never ever pay more than a tenner a pair for pads. Such a waste of money. You can't even get them anodised so whats the point.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,963
    Superstar sintered pads never worked for me on Avid 3s. I had to file the edges to make them fit at all but they were still prone to sticking. After a couple of hundred miles of squeaking, I tended to find one of the pads would come off the backing plate. They lasted such a short time that there was no benefit from the supposed long life of the sintered pad material.

    Superstar pads do seem well liked so maybe it is just the Avid 3 ones that are poor.
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    Rolf F wrote:
    Superstar sintered pads never worked for me on Avid 3s. I had to file the edges to make them fit at all but they were still prone to sticking. After a couple of hundred miles of squeaking, I tended to find one of the pads would come off the backing plate. They lasted such a short time that there was no benefit from the supposed long life of the sintered pad material.

    Superstar pads do seem well liked so maybe it is just the Avid 3 ones that are poor.
    Avid what 3? Juicy or elixir. The elixir seem more inconsistent manufacture wise.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,963
    Rolf F wrote:
    Superstar sintered pads never worked for me on Avid 3s. I had to file the edges to make them fit at all but they were still prone to sticking. After a couple of hundred miles of squeaking, I tended to find one of the pads would come off the backing plate. They lasted such a short time that there was no benefit from the supposed long life of the sintered pad material.

    Superstar pads do seem well liked so maybe it is just the Avid 3 ones that are poor.
    Avid what 3? Juicy or elixir. The elixir seem more inconsistent manufacture wise.

    Sorry - meant Juicy 3. And mine were from 2008/9 so maybe more recent ones were better.
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