Dia-Compe Pads Brake Pad

Dia-Compe Gray Matter Pads

User Reviews (9)

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Jeff Wong   Cross-Country Rider [Jul 21, 1999]
Strength:

Cheap

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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Nathan Sornborger   weekend warrior [Apr 03, 1996]



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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5
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Jason   Weekend Warrior [Apr 24, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

They scratched up my rims.

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...

Similar Products Used: STX-RC pads(demo'ed only)
Avid
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2
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2
Yeah!!!   Weekend Warrior [Jun 06, 1999]
Strength:

NO COMMENTS

Weakness:

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NO COMMENTS...................................

Similar Products Used: NO COMMENTS
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3
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Ryan Eckersley   cross-country rider [Aug 02, 1998]

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!

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5
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Rich   weekend warrior [Aug 01, 1998]

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.

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3
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Dan K.   [Jun 18, 1996]

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.

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Pavel   [Aug 01, 2005]

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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4
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Jeff   cross-country rider [Dec 11, 1998]

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....

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2
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