Technical information exchange:
Q: There are some particles, like aluminum flakes, sticking to the rubber compound. Does this mean that the rubber damages the rim??
A: Under normal circumstances, the rim eventually will wear out by any kinds of material. But if the brake pads contain metal they will wear out faster. Our compound contains no metal so it will cause less damage to the rim. A lot of our customers rims are produced by join pin method, the aluminum flake accrue when the surface of joint area isnt smooth and after the pad goes past that area the aluminum flakes stick into the rubber. This can happen with any brand of brake pads. Consumers need to remove dirt, rocks, or other material that may stick in the rubber during the ride to ensure the quality of rim and proper use of the brake pads and system.
Q: Can your ceramic fiber brake shoes be used on ceramic rims?
A: A: Our compound is suitable for steel, alloy, and aluminum rims. It is not for ceramic or carbon rim. We have brake pads that are made especially for ceramic and carbon rims.
Q: Is your brake shoes softer than others?
A: There is a standard hardness on rubber brake shoes which is between 85 to 88. Our hardness is in this range and is the same with other brands. The texture feeling is different in our pads as compared to others because the flexibility of ceramic fiber. So it has greater power to grab the rim during brake.
Q: Is there different lining for ceramic rim and carbon rim?
A: Yes. Normally, the ceramic rim is harder than standard alloy or aluminum rim. There are different options V harder lining for harder rim, or softer lining for harder rim. It comes with two different results- first one, has less stopping power but the lining last longer; the other has excellent braking performance and wears out fast. It just depends on what quality that riders look for. And the carbon rim only has one solution- soft lining to soft rim.
Q: When I put the brake shoes on and found the front wheel squeal a little and rear wheel is silent then I switch the brake shoes around and the problem still have. Is that brake shoes problem or I need the toe-in adjustment?
A: If you put the same pad in the front wheel and it squeal than the result will be the same on rear wheel. If the result are different you may need to check your hub and wheel and do some alignment. Our brake shoes or pads dont need toe-in adjustment. Simply put on and tighten up then go.
Q: Is the braking performance compatible with other brand metallic compound?
A: Our organic disc brake pads can resist the temperature to 400oC and normally the braking performance is excellent in both dry and wet condition. For the best performance, please resurface or change your worn rotor before installing. Since your worn rotor will leave an uneven surface and when you put the new pads on it only touch and wear the uneven surface.
Q: Is there a squealing noise on your disc brake pads?
A: Yes, a little. On the disc brake pads we can not guarantee no squeal since there are many outside factors to involve with the sound. But it is quieter than others. The outside factors included the material of rotor, the thickness of the rotor, or after heated the flatness of the rotor surface, the material of the pad and if there is anything between the pads and the rotor. These all can affect performance and sound.
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