Dia-Compe Pads Brake Pad

2.89/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $15.00


Product Description

Dia-Compe Gray Matter Pads


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pavel from Toronto

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I find this pads to have more stopping power than Kool-Stop Thin Line on the other bike I just bought used. Though, it might be an issue of a used rim as well.
But these pads don't squick, have excellent stopping power.
What else do you need?
Overall, I like them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Stock rockhopper 1999 model

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2000

Strengths:    Well, I guess they still work okay. And I haven't had any squeaking

Weaknesses:    They scratched up my rims.

Bottom Line:   
These pads aren't absolutely horrible. They are not incredibly powerful but don't squeak. But they left these huge scratches down my rims. Grrrr...

Anyway, don't buy these babies unless they sell nothing else...

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   STX-RC pads(demo'ed only)
Avid


Bike Setup:   Rockhopper A1 FS, mostly stock

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff Wong a Cross-Country Rider from Victoria

Date Reviewed: July 21, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap


Bottom Line:   
These are pretty good for stock but everything sticks to them, i have little stones that are grinding up my rims

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
Rockhopper

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Yeah!!! a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: June 6, 1999

Strengths:    
NO COMMENTS


Weaknesses:    
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Bottom Line:   
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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
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Bike Setup:   
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Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Jeff a cross-country rider from Fayetteville, GA

Date Reviewed: December 11, 1998

Bottom Line:   


If you talk about a stock pad, they are not horrible, but overall they really stink. They wear down fast as heck and are cheap. They don't grip at all in the wetness and mud that I do most of my riding in. Good thing I am ditching the Dia-Compe brakes alltogether, that should solve all my problems with them... 2 chillis because they don't perform like a good v pad should, but they are cheap, so what should I have expected....

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Eckersley a cross-country rider from Creston, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 2, 1998

Bottom Line:   


This review is based on the stock pads on Diacomp 737 V's. Pretty good pads for a stock! Muck up the rims brutally in the stew, but no squeek! Almost worn out, so I'm gonna try kool stop thinlines. (this 50 word thing is really bumming me out)
5 flamin rats for a biotchin stock pad!

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Rich a weekend warrior from USA

Date Reviewed: August 1, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Good pads except they squeak and have excessive wear. When they are wet they
seem to have even more wear to them. Over all they are good considering the
fact that they come with the Dia Compe 737's. So I guess based on that, I
give them 3 Chilies... my girlfriend agrees.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Dan K. from truckee

Date Reviewed: June 18, 1996

Bottom Line:   


I used to ride with 987's and these were on them for some reason (maybe it's a Dia Compe thing) and they did not work. I used to use hard anodized rims and I couldn't stop with these things. Switching to my other wheels which were plain silver, the power increased a little, but even my non mtb friends thought they were horrible for even riding around the block. I threw them away ASAP and got the ritchey's.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan Sornborger a weekend warrior from N. Kingstown, RI

Date Reviewed: April 3, 1996

Bottom Line:   





After using a variety of brake pads that either squeaked or seemed
like they were sanding my rims down in the mud I tried a set of these
gray matter pads. They are far better than any others I tried. They
never squeak, or lose grip in the wet stuff. They don't last as long
as most of the others but their performance far outweighs that.

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