Ritchey V-Brake Pads Brake Pad

3.05/5 (42 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.00


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Ritchey V-Brake Pads


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Jackson a Cross Country Rider from Austin Tx.

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2009

Strengths:    clear off easy.reliable..work in alot of conditions, Cool color

Weaknesses:    none. I need to replace them(darnit..

Bottom Line:   
I've used these pads for every bike i've owned plus my wife's bike. these pads are resiliant, after a beating, dry-wet creek crossings,rocky.The only problem I've had with them is they don't make a tire from this compound. I've felt like i'm being pushed toward my bars, and have needed to sit further back on the saddle so I don't feel the urge to move foreward. These pads kick ass, here in the Austin area the conditions are not the easiest on brake pads.Normally I'm really picky about my brake performance,I'm replacing my pads today with Koolstops, These red one are like red traffic lights, they stop the wheel. Skidding,well,thats for ya'll to workout yourselves. Peace...

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Favorite Trail:   Green belt, walnut creek. Emma long etc.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   don't remember

Similar Products Used:   Avid,shimano,others I don't remember.

Bike Setup:   Hollowtech2 XTR cranks,egg beaters,Avid brake harware.,Marzzochhi MX pro air,fox float rear shock,LX-XTR components thompson s.post,monkey lites(Alum.)sram 9speed casset, Maxxis ignighters 2.35 w/stan's, crossrock wheel set. Frame-Jamis Dakar comp, chain stay pivot near wheel drop outs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by roy sabb from 18,anipele street

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2006

Bottom Line:   
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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Todd a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles, CA USA

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2003

Strengths:    Stops great with little or no squeaking

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
My XT V-brakes had caused lots of frustrations with squeaking and squealing from every pad I tried. Finally another rider suggested Richey pads. I picked up some "red" pads... They worked great. Keep your rims clean and scoured and sand off the pads every couple of weeks. No more squealing!

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Favorite Trail:   Mission Peak

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   XT, Kookstop

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Obed with XT all around

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by bobby gent a Weekend Warrior from canby, or

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2002

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    they break at the stem....where the metal shaft connects with the pad

Bottom Line:   
go with the rim wranglers they are better

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Favorite Trail:   lots

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   corvallis cycle

Similar Products Used:   avid rim wranglers


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by FSRslug a Cross Country Rider from Twin Cities, MN

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2001

Strengths:    Provide slowing down power

Weaknesses:    Dont stop as fast i'd like them to. Can't get them adjusted to feel like my friends bikes. They are very squishy. The pad itself is too large.

Bottom Line:   
I will not recommend these to anyone. They work for the first 20 hours of riding and then start to degrade in performance a lot. They don't stop very fast(some of that is the brakes and not the pads). Developed a squealing noise like I have never heard before. Most squealing sounds somewhat similar, but this now sound like a teacher dragging her fingernails across the blackboard.

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Favorite Trail:   The Farm

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Eriks Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Dia-compe

Bike Setup:   FSR w/ extras

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Newdon a Cross Country Rider from Saarbrücken

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2001

Strengths:    No Tear, Great braking in every condition

Weaknesses:    Non so far noticed

Bottom Line:   
BUY THE RED PADS and be happy with them

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Favorite Trail:   Austrian Trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Online Store

Similar Products Used:   V-Brake XT Pads

Bike Setup:   Hardtail with XT Setup and rock-shock fork

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Mountain View CA

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2001

Strengths:    Decent Stopping Power

Weaknesses:    They eat rims

Bottom Line:   
I tried some Ritchey blues, and I was blue. They remind me of the rim-ripping Shimanos. When I removed them, there were little bits of aluminum embedded in the pads - not a good thing. Even my last set of Ritchey blacks seemed a bit hard on the rims, but not like the blues. While I had some terrible Avid/Kool-Stop pads (no wet braking), the new Kool-stops are working very well for me, with little rim wear, and powerful braking, both wet and dry.

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Favorite Trail:   Henry Coe

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Outfitter

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Black
Kool-Stop
Avid/Kool-Stop


Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jonathan a Weekend Warrior from St helens, England

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2000

Strengths:    Dry stopping, wear

Weaknesses:    Wet stopping. They don't.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent dry stopping, and even good stopping on muddy rides. But in the pouring rain they didn't do anything to slow the bike. I rode down a 1:3 grade with the levers clenched and the bike was accelerating.
These pads are fine if you ride somewhere where it doesn't rain, but if you ride anywhere in Western Europe, they just don't hack it with water.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   Most aftermarket V brake blocks

Bike Setup:   Mavic 517 rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AV98 a Cross Country Rider from SF Bay Area

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2000

Strengths:    Stopping Power (Dry conditions)
Durability
Price


Weaknesses:    Stopping Power (Wet conditions)
Initial breakin


Bottom Line:   
Pretty good brake pads for the price with some faults. First thing I noticed right after I put these on, replacing my XT crappy shimano pads, were that they squealed quite a bit. After about 2-3 rides and the pads were worn down the squealing went away. Another quirk about these pads is the wet condition performance: basically really bad. I rode through mud and rain without too much confidence on these puppies. I just didn't push as much as I normally did and was braking way farther then I normally would. So I gave it 4 cheesy poofs for the great dry condition perfomance but I'd stay away from wet conditions with these.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT, STX-RC, XTR, LX
Kool Stops


Bike Setup:   Proflex 857
NR2 Front
NR4 Rear
Full XT Grouppo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nelson binch a Cross Country Rider from charlotte,nc,usa

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2000

Strengths:    great stopping power for clydesdale riding
red pads look super on my grey black and red bike


Weaknesses:    wears fairly quickly

Bottom Line:   
i put these in some ypk carbon fibre cartridge shells on some brand new deore brakes and i have three times the stopping power i had before with the avid pads

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Favorite Trail:   cane creek park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   kool-stop (yuk) xtr avid

Bike Setup:   full xt cc hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by M a Cross Country Rider from Europe

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2000

Strengths:    great breaking power
no squeling
not much fading
really cheap here, like 7 $


Weaknesses:    weaknesses???

Bottom Line:   
A good buy, definitely an upgrade from xt. Couldn't stand the XT grinding my rims for nothing - there was no stopping power. Ritchey red pads don't fade even on long and steep descents and don't make any noise. Not that this is as good as it gets but I still have to discover better ones! At this price an absolute winner!

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Favorite Trail:   anything narrow and technical

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   lx, xt, corratec yellow

Bike Setup:   y11, xt, judy xc, but who cares, it's the pads we're talking about

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Mountain View, CA

Date Reviewed: November 17, 1999

Strengths:    
The Ritchey Blacks pads have been good all-around pads. They have a reasonable lifespan and stop as well as anything I've tried in both wet and dry conditions. At $8 a set, they are reasonably priced.


Weaknesses:    
The grooves are narrow and tend to clog up.


Bottom Line:   
Some previous LX style Ritchey pads I had were labeled Kool-stop on the bottom. It would seem that just about every major pad is actually made by Kool-stop. However, I tend to look for the Ritchey's, as the grooves are cut deeper than most of the other brands, which means I can run them longer before replacement.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Fibrax
Aztec
Kool-stop


Bike Setup:   
XT brakes. I dumped the rim-ripping Shimano pads after only a week. In fairness, my experience with some new Shimano Ultegra road brakes leads me to believe Shimano has changed pad materials.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Crazy maniac a Weekend Warrior from Europe

Date Reviewed: November 9, 1999

Strengths:    
Slow wear,
Good breaking power


Weaknesses:    
They can sqeal a bit


Bottom Line:   
Good pads for the average rider. They DONT smoke after long downhills, really wear slowly and if they sqeal you only have to rub your rim and the breakpad a little bit with sand paper and voila..

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Favorite Trail:   
France

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano XT


Bike Setup:   
XT

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by sveck a Cross-Country Rider from kentucky

Date Reviewed: October 28, 1999

Strengths:    
good power and strength in wet or muddy conditions. long wear.


Weaknesses:    
none i can see.


Bottom Line:   
get the blue ones. they are hands down the best pads i've ever had. they cost a little more but are WELL worth it. get some, you'll understand then.

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Favorite Trail:   
jump-off

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
tektro, shimano XT/XTR


Bike Setup:   
Specialized with 98 XT v-brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Emil Heise a Weekend Warrior from Frederiksberg, Denmark

Date Reviewed: October 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Black: Less noise than Shimano.
Red: Less noise again, and offer braking in the wet.


Weaknesses:    
Black: Wet grip as mediocre as Shimano.
Red: Sporadic squeal, not helped by any lenght of adjustment. Always scream when it starts to get damp, although usually, they quieten down once they've heated up, but they lose power when they're hot....


Bottom Line:   
Noise and lack of power in the wet/cold means black pads are out of the question.
Red pads are the best that I have tried, but I'm not satisfied yet!

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano LX, XT
Fibrax replacement
Kool Stop


Bike Setup:   
Marin Eldridge Grade '96, XT/XTR V Brakes, Mavic SUP rims

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