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    Brake pad direction

    Bought 2 front brake pads today and when I got home I realized they're both 'left side' ones. Does it matter if I use a left brake pad on the right side (the arrows would be reversed)? Thanks!

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    Having no idea what kind of pads these are or what type of brakes they are for it would be impossible to give a difinative answer but, as they are labled "left side", I'd assume there is a reason.

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    The brakes are off a 2009 Specialized Allez triple: Ultralight dual pivot brakes, Teflon pivots, forged alloy w/ cartridge pads (from their website). I'm just wondering if there would be any issues if I ride with them as it's inconvenient for me to head back to the bike shop.

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    It'll work, but not as well and might cause shrieking noises when braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aywu View Post
    Bought 2 front brake pads today and when I got home I realized they're both 'left side' ones. Does it matter if I use a left brake pad on the right side (the arrows would be reversed)? Thanks!
    Do they fit in the shoes correctly? If so, it probably won't be a problem.
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    Yeah, they fit fine, just the V grooves are reversed on one side.

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    did you buy new holder and pads or just pads? if you install them wrong the pads could be ejected from the holders.



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