Fibrax Vbrake Pads Brake Pad

4.11/5 (19 Reviews)
MSRP : $10.00


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Fibrax Vbrake Pads


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jkretsch a Weekend Warrior from Folsom, CA

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2009

Strengths:    Inexpensive; good stopping power

Weaknesses:    Brake squeal/chatter

Bottom Line:   
I have a REALLY hard time finding brake pads that do not squeal and/or chatter on my CX bike with v-style brakes. I tried the yellow Fibrax pads and found them to be "sticky" which made for good braking but this stickiness also resulted in a fair amount of brake chatter. I've certainly tried worse pads but the best pads I have found so far are the Koolstop Thinline pads. However, I have some Koolstop Tectonic pads on order and am hoping that will finally eliminate the squeal and chatter.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   http://store.icycles

Similar Products Used:   Koolstop Thinline, stock brake pads


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Weekend Warrior from Southampton

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2006

Strengths:    just plain awesome. my old brakes were rubbish- as soon as they got damp, braking became postiviely dangerous. switched to these, and got the shock of my life. if you want to do serious braking with these, make sure you're hanging as far back off the saddle as you can.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
if you need some brakes that work, get these. the only difference between the dry and the wet is that in the wet i have to be careful not to do a skid w/ the font wheel.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   pretty much stock trek 4500 (rock shox judy tt forks) and shimano power modulators (if you dont have em, get em. i took them off my old bike to put them on my current bike and will probably keep them forever. seriously)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Andy from Sydney AUSTRALIA

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2006

Strengths:    They are better than most in the wet

Weaknesses:    Durability not very good, but I bought them in bulk at the time and they were real cheap

Bottom Line:   
I got these because they had a good reputation in the wet and I needed something that would last more than one rainy afternoon when I was a bicycle courier. For that they didnt dissapoint, work well in the wet conditions. Durability was a problem, found I had to replace these often, even in dry conditions.

At retail these are expensive and not worth it, I would get kool stops, much better value

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX pads, Kool Stop pads (the best), Avid Rim Wrangler Pads

Bike Setup:   Hardtail w.Rock Shox Mag 21, Shimano XT comp., Shimano LX V brakes, Ritchey rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from Bonney Lake, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2003

Strengths:    Great braking capability wet or dry. Especially nice for winter wet riding in Northwest Area. Wear about twice as long as most others in wet muddy conditions.

Weaknesses:    Mfr. Too cheap to include new pins with cassete pads.

Bottom Line:   
These are really nice pads. Changed out one bike to mechanical Avid brakes and didn't see much improvement in braking capability. Really wish the manufacturer would include new pins with cassette pads. I keep buying them because I haven't found a better wearing and braking pad to date. If you want quick stops and fairly good wear these are good pads for any rim brake fan.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Koolstop, Avid, Shimano, All kinds

Bike Setup:   Use on a couple of different XC hardtails.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jon tingle a Cross Country Rider from england

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2003

Strengths:    stopping power is great in the dry and the wet dont squeek last for ages

Weaknesses:    nothing so far

Bottom Line:   
good cheap brake pads replaceable pads makes them very practical i dont need better buy them

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   halfords

Similar Products Used:   avid and shimano

Bike Setup:   fort x-country frame sram levers tioga dh2.10 marzocchi Z3 lights truvativ firex chainset

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff Spencer a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC,Canda

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2002

Strengths:    Good grip, No noise

Weaknesses:    Wear too fast

Bottom Line:   
These brake pads cost me a set of rims. I used them twice and on my third ride the pads wore down to the metal plate and the rest goes with out saying. The pads latest me approx. 2.5 hrs. What a joke, my previous pads lasted 10-15 times as long.

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Favorite Trail:   Seymour MNT

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Simon's Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   shimano, Eagle

Bike Setup:   Rocky hard tail,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Steven a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2002

Strengths:    Good stopping power.

Weaknesses:    Steel plate began rubbing on rims before blocks were worn off.
Glazed over fairly quickly.


Bottom Line:   
These were very good brake pads. They had good grab for doing trials and worked well when wet. No squeaking problems here. I was very pissed off to find out that the metal plate was wearing through before the blocks on the pad were worn flat. It almost cost me a new rim. They also glaze over fairly easily, but still provide better stopping power than most. Don't buy these if you run your brake pads down to the wear limit, it may cost you a set of rims.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Shimano, Koolstop


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Simon from Trowbridge, UK

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2001

Strengths:    Reliable, good grip, longer lasting than most.
Very cheap.


Weaknesses:    When new they can squeel considerably but a bit of riding or sandpaper can sort out that problem.
Pad compound can sometimes(rarely though,)come loose from the fixing bolt.


Bottom Line:   
I've always used Fibrax V brake pads on my rear V since I have ever had V's. Kick ass pads that last. Grip can decline in some weather conditions but they are better than most.
Buy Planet X sticky pads (V brake version) if you can, but these are a must if you can't.
...Reliable...

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Favorite Trail:   Pallettes and other trialsy stuff

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Halfords or Prospect Autspares

Similar Products Used:   Textro V-Brake pads, Giant(own make)pads.

Bike Setup:   Jamis Durango SX (Set up for Trials)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alex a Cross Country Rider from Hampshire, UK

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2001

Strengths:    don't squeal, not bad grip

Weaknesses:    the cartridge pads are excellent, good bite and don't squeal. the normal pads are also good but don't have such a definate bite to them so not as good for trials.

Bottom Line:   
i haven't found any brake pads better but more expensive than others.

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Favorite Trail:   Forest

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Newport Cycles

Similar Products Used:   shimano pads

Bike Setup:   stx-rc brakes and levers on to regular alloys

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jamie Christie a Cross Country Rider from Dunblane

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2001

Strengths:    Great power delivered in all weather conditions, quite cheap. long lasting.

Weaknesses:    Slightly soggy feeling on the brake levers, would work better if they manufactured them with a slightly smaller profile pads, or you can do this yourself with a knife.

Bottom Line:   
Good brakes, won't find better for money, if you can buy the lower profile cartridge pads. Just don't but shimano they squeek against most rims!

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Favorite Trail:   cross

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   Shimano m system-not as good, tektro-not bad, fibrax cartridge better low profile and a long time saving in money.

Bike Setup:   pro max levers and deore v-brakes against wtb speed master rims

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan from East Coast

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

Strengths:    cheap

Weaknesses:    gone in one muddy ride, when I put them on, they gave my brakes a squishy feel, so I toed them in less...helped, but still not good


Bottom Line:   
i use them because their all my lbs carries on a regular basis, and i'm too poor to buy cartridge brakes.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   avid, shimano


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Mapston a Cross Country Rider from Bath, England

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2001

Strengths:    I have tried many types of brake pads, including XTR ceramic specific pads at extortionate prices. I tried these pads on advice given to me, not expecting miracles for the small cost, I have been amazed at their stopping power, smooth delivery and their longevity.

Weaknesses:    None that I have found!

Bottom Line:   
I don't know if these work as well with standard rims, but as they are not made for ceramics, I would not hesitate to reccommend them.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I've yet to find

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Halfords!

Similar Products Used:   You name it, I tried it.

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Ti Tanasi, XTR with Rolf Propel wheelset with ceramic rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Ft. Lauderdale,FL

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

Strengths:    Good braking in all conditions

Weaknesses:    front brake squeaks a bit

Bottom Line:   
Good brake pads with the XTR brakes. Rear brake has no problems, front still has a slight squeak even after several attempts at toe in adjustment, angle to wheel etc. but who really cares, compared to some it's dead silence.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Wheeler dealer

Similar Products Used:   Shimano

Bike Setup:   XT levers, XTR parallel brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Collin from Summerville SC

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2000

Strengths:    Durable, good stopping power, quiet

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Awesome, stops better than the kool stops and lasts longer than the shimano. Rims stay clean. They work well wet and dry. I have both the shimano re-fills and the whole pad

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Favorite Trail:   Lynches woods

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Real bikes bike shop

Similar Products Used:   tektro, Koll stop eagle 2, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Super v 1000

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2000

Strengths:    good stoping power
cheap
came with free set of replacement pads


Weaknesses:    Imposible to adjust out of pack

Bottom Line:   
Keep the cones etc of your old pads as the ones that come with these pads are rouned and do not allow adjusting of the pade as they will only go straight as you tighten up, swaping the parts with original pads worked well.

Vastly improved braking power and look good

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   shimano pads - leave black stuff everywhere

Bike Setup:   Shimano DX levers and V Brakes

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