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Carbon rim brake pad issue

Old 10-09-09, 06:11 PM
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Carbon rim brake pad issue

I recently got new Easton EC90 Aero rims. Love them, except I had a lot of pulsing. Thanks to this forum and a call to Easton, I toed in the brakes and much of it went away. I'm still not 100% comfortable though. There's still a little bit of pulsing.

1) Is this normal and just a matter of me getting used to it?
2) I'm using the yellow Swisstop pads. I hear they're pretty good but my LBS said to try Dura Ace pads. Really?
3) I talked to Easton and they've instructed me to send the wheels back if the pulsing doesn't get better. Before I do, is there a break-in period for the pads?


08 Orbea Orca/ SRAM Red/ Easton EC90 Aero
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The Swissstop Yellows are excellent. Make sure your pads are interfacing with the rim at the proper angle (should be parallel). The pads may need some break in before they feel smooth (as in, braking on some higher speed descents).
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My swisstop yellows were great from day one.
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