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

Go Back   > >

Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-07-05, 04:41 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Disk brake noise!

so i have a redline disk-r, and the disk brakes are an endless source of annoyance. they usually stop well at speed, and make a horrible racket at low speed. sometimes they actually resonate in a way that keeps the pad from generating much useful friction, i.e. scary no stop situation. i have to let off, and pull again, trying to avoid the same resonance. i'm running the stock bronze pads. also i'm heavy(275 lbs) and tax them more than most people would. i opted away from canti's because of my past life on the trails. they are adjusted to avid's specs, i used to be a bike mechanic, so it's not like i ham fisted the adjustment.
does anyone have experience with other pads like ebc or kool stop? are there any tricks i'm missing? just as a side note, this frame flexes immensly under my weight. skipping gears when i stand (despite being in adjustment on the stand), its possible the caliper mounts are flexing enough to cause some misalignment, but i'd like to hear other people's experience. shoulda gone for some steel instead!
srowpoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-05, 08:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
Thor29's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 757
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Avid mechanical brakes tend to go out of adjustment pretty quickly. I would suggest realigning the calipers first (loosen up bolts, use red knobs to grab disc, tighten mounting bolts, back off pads). Then make sure that the disc isn't lined up too close to the inside (could be hitting the caliper instead of the pad). Get the inboard pad as close as possible to the disc without dragging. When you grab the brake lever the disc should not deflect very much at all. If all that doesn't work, try the kool stop pads.
Thor29 is offline   Reply With Quote

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 07:57 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.