Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bikes: Stowe(3), Terry(1), Cannondale Tandem (1)
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I am impressed and underwhelmed with my 8" avids on our cannondale. They are mechanical and I've adjusted the pads so they don't drag, but on rough roads they sometimes rattle. I ended up adjusting the fixed pad (dumb design) so it's a touch farther away from the disc, and the disc actually has to flex slightly during braking. It was either that or beat them to death with a rock after several dozen miles of them rattling on tar and chip roads. I'm pretty sure this is not correct but it got them braking nicely and also quiet on the road.
The have the best feel of any brake since my Modolo brakes from the early 80's. Sort of the opposite of my experience with V-brakes where there is off, and on.