Avid 20 R Performance Pads Brake Pad

2.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $5.98


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Product Description

Avid 20R V-Brake Pads Symmetrical: 20R pads are symmetrical, for use on front or rear linear pull brakes. All complete brake pads include mounting hardware.


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by AK Joe a Cross Country Rider from Anchorage, AK

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2011

Strengths:    Well, they are better than using your feet to stop, but that is about it.

Weaknesses:    Poor grip, wear very quickly, not much stopping power. The reasonable price is undercut by poor durability and bad performance.

Bottom Line:   
This is not a good choice for a canti or V-brake pad. Pass on these pads and go for the Kool Stop MTB pads (in salmon) for much better stopping power and control.

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Favorite Trail:   Secret

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Kool Stop Thinline; Kool Stop MTB Pads

Bike Setup:   Litespeed, brakes are Paul Components neo-retro cantis but I've got another bike with Moto-z-lite V brakes using Kool Stop pads

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cro-mo man a Cross Country Rider from Sherwood, Ark.

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2008

Strengths:    A good all-around stopper. Is easy to set up, quiet, inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    haven't really encountered any.

Bottom Line:   
Stops the bike well and I haven't experienced undue rim wear...I use Sun UFO rims.

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Favorite Trail:   hardpack

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   lbs

Bike Setup:   vintage steel hardtail

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2005

Strengths:    nicely shaped to fit the rim

Weaknesses:    DESTROYED THE RIMS!!!

Bottom Line:   
One long downhill grade, paved, ridden gently by a very light rider (155 pounds), using brakes intermittently, dry conditions--no dirt, debris or dampness at all, and here's the result: at the bottom of the grade, had to stop and remove brake pads to dislodge the chunks of alloy that they had carved out of my brand new rims. One pad had a beaded-up chunk of alloy that was at least 4 mm across. All four pads had varying amounts of dust, small and large pieces of alloy embedded in them. They feel deceptively soft, but they can do major damage. I thought only Shimanos did this kind of damage. One rim is now worn deeper than the wear line, and this is after ONE long downhill. Rims and pads have been kept immaculately clean and perfectly adjusted.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came stock on Redline Conquest Pro 'cross bike

Similar Products Used:   Kool Stop Eagle 2

Bike Setup:   Redline Conquest Pro cyclocross bike, Ultegra group, Velomax Sagitta alloy clincher rims, Avid Shorty 4 brakes and *these freakin' rim-eating pads*.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from Dillsburg, PA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2004

Strengths:    They don't sing to me and they do an OK job of getting my speed under control. But...

Weaknesses:    they wear extremely fast probably due to the fact that they retain all the mud and sand and whatever else you encounter during the ride, and when you apply the brakes, they grind it all into your rims.

Bottom Line:   
These brake pads are ok if you don't ride in wet, sloppy conditions, but if you do, steer clear of these unless you like to replace your rims.

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Favorite Trail:   Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Came stock on 2003 Trek Fuel 90

Similar Products Used:   I'm now running Kool Stop MTB (salmon and black) brake pads.

Bike Setup:   2003 Trek Fuel 90 with IRC Mythos XC 2.1 kevlar tires and Kool Stop MTB (salmon and black) brake pads.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Slow a Cross Country Rider from You would know it

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2002

Strengths:    They perform great (combinet with Avid SD3). No unwanted music (squeeling).

Weaknesses:    Wear too quick. In two months they worn out completley
Tendt to overheat during a longer breaking causing them to loose "power"


Bottom Line:   
They perform well but wear out too quickly! However i would recomoend them!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Came with my Diamondback

Similar Products Used:   Corrtec yellow, and lots of no name pads

Bike Setup:   Avid SD3 braks and Alex DH19 rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Robert Sosic a Cross Country Rider from Rovinj

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2001

Strengths:    brakes very smooth, but not so powerful

Weaknesses:    wear very, very quickly, my pair got away in less than 3 months, i suppose eat rims, not so good in wet conditions

Bottom Line:   
Maybe they wear too, too fast, but like good tires, that`s the price you pay for a very good pad...
I have not yet tried Ritchey or Shimano but despite of cheap no-name pads, they are much better

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   other no-name types

Bike Setup:   Kona Cinder Cone with Avid Single Digit 3

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pritch a Weekend Warrior from Bristol, UK

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2001

Strengths:    stops you!

Weaknesses:    none yet.

Bottom Line:   
These are worn by my Avid Single Digit 10 on the rear, supporting an Avid mech. disk on the front, and they work great, and have done for two years. I am now nearly all out of pad, and will have to replace, but I would go for the same again. The pad perhaps lets go a little quickly when going slowly on a technical section, but that's nitpicking.

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Favorite Trail:   Leigh Woods

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   all sorts of other systems.

Bike Setup:   Marin Nail Trail '99 (stockish)

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