Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-02, 01:00 PM   #1
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
Thread Starter
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Talk About Expensive!!!

Just got back from the shop. Had them check on brake pads for my Grimece sys 17. 100USD per set. Damn. Each caliper uses 6 pads each. Have not had a chance to use the brakes yet but they better be worth it. From what I have heard they are suppose to be the sh** for dh. This bike I am building is going to be my dream dh rig so I am going to spend what I need to get the parts I want. I can not wait to get them on the bike but at the same time I am not looking forward to replacing pads. Guess there is a price to pay for exotic components.
Slainte
dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-02, 06:41 PM   #2
threadend
Career Cyclist
 
threadend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Michigan, USA
Bikes:
Posts: 551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another myth debunked DH'ers use brakes :confused: Say it really isn't so
__________________
2003 Iceman Challenge - 2:34:55 - 897 / 2,000*
2002 Iceman Challenge - 2:39:23 - 1093 / 2,186
2000 Iceman Challenge - 2:49:18 - 1516 / 2,153
*estimated
threadend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-02, 07:01 PM   #3
KleinMp99
New to bikeforýms.net
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 2,202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No way that each caliper uses 6 pads each.....maybe your confusing pads with pistons.....there are 6 pistons in each caliper. If only you could find those pads online.....it looks like the system 8 and 12 pads are the exact same......maybe the 17's are the same too? $100 is way too much to be paying for pads dude.
KleinMp99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-02, 08:12 PM   #4
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
Thread Starter
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hydraulic - not floating - Double action - International Standard 51 mm - Light special aluminium alloy. Weight 217 grams.

pistons nr. 6 opposed - Parallel - 3-abreast of 15.5 mm diameter.

pads nr. 6 with lowered profile. Different compounds available.

200 mm diameter - 9 segments - Thick 2 mm - International Standard 6-bolt holes - lightened made of stainless steel with narrow braking track. Weight 218 grams.

This is all right from the Grimeca site.

Slainte
dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-02, 09:38 PM   #5
Hunter
NOT a weight weenie
 
Hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Bikes:
Posts: 1,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by KleinMp99
No way .......dude.
Way "dude."
Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-02, 07:33 AM   #6
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
Thread Starter
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The pads for sys 12 and 8 are also different from one another. Sys. 12 uses a larger pad then the Sys. 8. The sys. 8 is compatible with Shimano XT discs.
Slainte
dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-02, 01:28 PM   #7
KleinMp99
New to bikeforýms.net
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 2,202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally posted by Hunter
Way "dude."
Dont see you trying to help
KleinMp99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 AM.