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Mavic Exalith Brake pads

kayo74kayo74 Posts: 299
edited July 2013 in Workshop

Is there a special way to set these up?. Only been out on mine and squeaking when braking hard I have been told they do this for the first few miles until bedding in, is this correct?.



  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,875
    that sounds about right
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,469
    they'll *always* whine a bit due to the surface, it lessens once the rims get a build up of brake pad meterial - pad wear is rapid at first

    if they're actually squealing, make sure the pads are set with the front 0.5-1.0mm closer to the rim than the rear
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • kayo74kayo74 Posts: 299
    Cheers for info
  • dnwhite88dnwhite88 Posts: 285
    Yeah mine did this when you really brake in anger, soon stops but the first set of pads wear out super fast-luckily the second set seem to wear as normal
    "It never gets easier, you just go faster"
  • itsnotaraceitsnotarace Posts: 516
    Easiest way to set these up with the correct amount of toe-in is to get someone to hold the brake lever in whilst you loosen off the pad holder bolt. Put a credit card in between the rear of the pad and the rim, then re-tighten the pad holder. Toe in now set, repeat on the other 3 pads.
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