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Old 05-15-17, 07:44 AM
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Magura HS33 rim brakes

My second hand touring bike came with hydraulic Magura HS33 rim brakes. I am trying to determine how many braking rubbers I should take for a year-long trip in a continent where I'll likely never come across them in a store. Did some searching on the internet but all I've found people saying is that they last "longer than the rubbers on normal v-brakes". They are pretty expensive so I don't just want to take a large amount of them if I don't have to.

Anyone have experience with taking these things on long trips? About how many miles/km/days did it take for them to wear down to the point where you had to replace them? I know that this depends on different factors but in your experience.

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I have an 04 koga WTR it came with a HS 33 Brake set I now have the Salmon compound pads in it, owned the bike for 8 years.
2 sets of black compound and 1 set of Salmon/red compound now over those many years

Its a hauler for groceries mostly..

KoolStop of Oregon Molds them for the German company, then ships the batch to them..

why not just carry an extra 4 brake shoes ? they are super simple to replace.. literally a snap.






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Old 05-15-17, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
I have an 04 koga WTR it came with a HS 33 Brake set I now have the Salmon compound pads in it, owned the bike for 8 years.
2 sets of black compound and 1 set of Salmon/red compound now over those many years

Its a hauler for groceries mostly..

KoolStop of Oregon Molds them for the German company, then ships the batch to them..

why not just carry an extra 4 brake shoes ? they are super simple to replace.. literally a snap.




So 3 sets of pads, any idea how many miles you have on that bike so far over that time span?
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Old 05-16-17, 09:23 AM
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No, I have my only bike computer on my tour bike with cantilever brakes, Kool Stop Salmon Compound Pads on that..

How many Years do you plan to stay out on your bike tour?
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Old 05-18-17, 04:01 AM
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No, I have my only bike computer on my tour bike with cantilever brakes, Kool Stop Salmon Compound Pads on that..

How many Years do you plan to stay out on your bike tour?
Until I went from Argentina to Alaska and then western Europe to south-east Asia, probably 3-4 years, it all depends on how fast my pace ends up being. Though I'll also pass through some first world countries where I can restock, but I think I might spend around one and a half years in Latin America until I reach the USA and then around one and a half years in Asia where it'll also be difficult to find pads for an extended time.
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sort out the Postse restante, (General Delivery) use of post offices* to find out how to have things shipped to yourself
along the way for re supply..

*We got to use the offices of american express in many cities as mailing addresses as buyers holding their traveler's checks.

In the era of internet buying and international shipping , I don't see what you need worry about..
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