Aztec Pads Brake Pad

2.72/5 (68 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.00


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Delta Aztec Pads


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rogerzilla a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2010

Strengths:    This is for the V-brake/canti pads as pictured, NOT disc pads. Cheap(ish), easier to find than Kool-Stop, much less squealy than Kool-Stop salmons, really excellent wet braking (they even work well in snow), reasonably rim-friendly because they don't embed chips of aluminium or grit as easily as some.

Weaknesses:    Wear out quickly in the wet compared to Kool-Stop salmons. They make plenty of mess (pad material and aluminium sludge from the rims), so avoid if you have amber-walled tyres.

Bottom Line:   
I've tried most pads (except the overpriced Swisstop) and settled on these. Kool-Stop salmons have some advantages but squeal like pigs on honeymoon.

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Favorite Trail:   Road

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Kool-Stop, Clarks, Tektro, Shimano.

Bike Setup:   Fixed-gear MTB for all-weather commuting.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jarred a Racer from Seattle

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Strengths:    cheap, work fine

Bottom Line:   
I am reviewing the Aztec disc pads. I don't know what to make of the reviews. I think they're fricking great. Half the price of the Hayes replacements. I am halfway through a season of about 30 mtb races. These pads, and other brands I have tried, have seen all kinds of conditions. In the mud and wet it's typical to go through a set in a single race. These don't wear any slower or faster than others. Break in was quick and howl free, they don't howl at all in any conditions, they don't fade as bad as others I have tried. No complaints.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   Hayes, one other brand of generics

Bike Setup:   hayes hfx-9 hydros

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by scott from seattle

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2007

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    disc brake pad glossed over because of heat and did not stop.

Bottom Line:   
dangerous

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Hayes

Bike Setup:   Liquid

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bryan S a Cross Country Rider from Saskatoon, SK

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    They wore out in 3 months of primarily commuting! Man do they howl! They have been noisy since the start despite adjustments. It doesn't seem to matter - wet, dry, dirty, or clean - they howl. We're not talking a little squeak either but an air-horn blast howl. They have little stopping power when dry let alone wet.

Bottom Line:   
These brakes were presented by the LBS as a cost-effective alternative to some of the more expensive options. I put up with them for 3 months of poor performance until they were sufficiently worn out to warrant replacing them. In retrospect, I should've taken them back ASAP but I thought they would get better somehow.

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Favorite Trail:   South of Diefenbaker

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Koolstop, various others, Norco

Bike Setup:   Cannondale cyclocross for cross country singletrack, 100+ km road rides, daily commute.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tscheezy from Kodiak, AK

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2004

Strengths:    Nothing. These things are very dangerous. Bed them in very carefully to see if they suffer catastrophic failure.

Weaknesses:    Cannot withstand normal braking heat.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Aztec (Delta) pads for Avid Mechs and Juicys (part #PB8300). They suffered total failure during bedding in. Almost all the material scraped off the metal carrier within 1 mile. Check the brakes board on this site for pics and a description (paste address into browser if it does not show as a link): http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=160259#post160259

Aztec had better pray that no lawyer buys these pads.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Avid ACP, UCP, B3, B4, C4, and EBC Gold

Bike Setup:   Turner XCE and 5-Spot, Avid Mechs and Juicys

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by morgan a Weekend Warrior from san diego

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2003

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    I rode one run with brand new pads at mammoth when they gave way. Half way down the first run they were gone and I was going about 50mph down kamikazi run into a turn. The pads were down to metal on metal. I have nothing good to say about them. DO NOT BUY THESE PADS, THEY WILL KILL YOU!

Bottom Line:   
Your risking your life with these pads. DO NOT BUY THEM!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Similar Products Used:   Hayes stock pads came with the bike and they lasted two years of the same punishment.

Bike Setup:   Haro X3 with freeride set-up

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Carey from denver, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2003

Strengths:    brakes well in good condition

Weaknesses:    If it is muddy or wet they really suck

Bottom Line:   
these brakes are normal, nothing special but for free they are great. wouldn't pay for these though. a lot of work when downhilling.

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Favorite Trail:   lots of them probably porcupine rim

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   came with a tune-up for free.

Similar Products Used:   ride my brothers hydraulic disks some times

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock with rhyno lite rims, deore derauilers, shimano hubs, judy tt, crappy pedals.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Here's the deal. I bought these along with a pair of Eagle 2's. I put the Aztec's on the back, and after less than 10 miles of aggressive trail riding in wet, muddy conditions they were gone! Warn past the wear bars! The smell of burning rubber was discuraging. Then I was without rear breaks for the last 5 miles! I am a 200lb rider that values the ablity to stop within a reasonable distance. And I am tipically much harder on the front break than the rear. But at least I had the Eagle's up front. They showed only minimal wear and did most of the work. So if you are trying to save a few bucks like I was, forget it! Buy the Kool Stop Eagle's. They are a much better value. I wish I could give the Aztec's less than 1.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   kool stop e2, kool stop thinline


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by RICARDO ORTEGON a Cross Country Rider from BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2003

Strengths:    SILENT BRAKE, DURABLE.

Weaknesses:    WEIGTH AS A ROCK, DOESN'T BRAKE AS KOOL STOP, IN WET CONDITIONS THEY'RE CRAPT 'CAUSE ONLY BRAKE AFTER 30" ( I GET A HORRIBLE PAIN IN MY HAND BECAUSE OF THE FORCE ), BUT DRY THE WORK GEAT.

Bottom Line:   
THEY BRAKE GOOD ENOUGH IN GOOD CONDITIONS, DURABLES AND LOK NICE. DON' TRUST WHAT THE COMPARISON CHART SAYS. IT'S CRAP.

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Favorite Trail:   LA VIGA ( NEAR THE CITY )

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   CICLO CROSS

Similar Products Used:   KOOL STOP, SHIMANO ORIGINAL PADS

Bike Setup:   SMITH FRAME, R/S JUDY XC, RITCHEY BAR, STEM, GRIPS. DEORE CRANKSET, R/D, CASS; XT F/D, LX HUBS AND MEGA 9 SHIFTERS.
SUCH A BIG SALAD ISN'T IT?

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew K. a Weekend Warrior from Fremont, NE USA

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2002

Strengths:    cheap, stop ok, no squealing

Weaknesses:    not a good grip when wet

Bottom Line:   
a good cheap pad if you are just a bike around town person, but be careful when they get wet. they do not seem to stop as well, especially down a hill.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   nashbar

Similar Products Used:   shimano

Bike Setup:   pacific kodiak

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by chris a Cross Country Rider from Hampden,ME

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2002

Strengths:    they will probably stop you eventully

Weaknesses:    schreeech, suck in wet and dry conditions

Bottom Line:   
dont waste wour money on these

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   avid rim wrangler


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Doug from Port Angeles

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2002

Strengths:    GOOD FIRESTARTER

Weaknesses:    TERRIBLEE IN WET CONDITIONS, COMPLETELY WORN OUT AFTER 3 SHORT RIDES. I SUPPOSE THEY WOULD BE OK IN THE SUMMER FOR ROAD RIDES, WHEN WHO USES BRAKES ANYWAY.

Bottom Line:   
WORTHLESS IN THE WET

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $9.00

Similar Products Used:   SHIMANO , CHEAP PYRAMID LASTING BETTER


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pavel a Weekend Warrior from Concord, CA, US

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2001

Strengths:    Smooth, cheap

Weaknesses:    Noisy in the beginning

Bottom Line:   
I've replaced worn factory pads on my 99 Trek 7500 with Aztec x2 pads and the difference is quite nice. Breaking distance is shorter and overall breaking is smoother. There was a lot of noice during the first few days from the rear pads, but it was gone soon. I've sanded the front pads a little with fine sandpaper and I haven't noticed any sounds from them.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   two local bicycle shops

Similar Products Used:   Factory pads

Bike Setup:   Trek 7500, mostly stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Martin a Cross Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2001

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Lasted 2 rides and one race..for 12 bucks that's bull
Really harsh on rims
No perceived increase in stopping power
Wear limit markings difficult to see


Bottom Line:   
These pads (v-replacement) are a waste of money and pure garbage. Go with Avid Rim Wrangler's...about to try el cheapo MEC pads...we'll see.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   XT,XTR, Avid Rim Wrangler, MEC generic

Bike Setup:   some metal, rubber, plastic, and oil

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allen a Cross Country Rider from Conway, AR

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2001

Strengths:    Aztec II pads

Great braking
quiet
Gentle on Rim


Weaknesses:    n/a

Bottom Line:   
these pads are great. They stop great, don't produce black dust like shimano pads, and don't scratch rims. They are quiet. I have never heard them squeel, even when wet.

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Favorite Trail:   butterfield - Devil's Den

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   nashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX pads

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Mesa GS LX, XT, MARS

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