Avid 20 R Performance Brake Pad

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DESCRIPTION

Avid 20R V-Brake Pads Symmetrical: 20R pads are symmetrical, for use on front or rear linear pull brakes. All complete brake pads include mounting hardware.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 26, 2011]
AK Joe
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Well, they are better than using your feet to stop, but that is about it.

Weakness:

Poor grip, wear very quickly, not much stopping power. The reasonable price is undercut by poor durability and bad performance.

This is not a good choice for a canti or V-brake pad. Pass on these pads and go for the Kool Stop MTB pads (in salmon) for much better stopping power and control.

Similar Products Used:

Kool Stop Thinline; Kool Stop MTB Pads

[Nov 01, 2008]
cro-mo man
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

A good all-around stopper. Is easy to set up, quiet, inexpensive.

Weakness:

haven't really encountered any.

Stops the bike well and I haven't experienced undue rim wear...I use Sun UFO rims.

[Feb 12, 2002]
Slow
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

They perform great (combinet with Avid SD3). No unwanted music (squeeling).

Weakness:

Wear too quick. In two months they worn out completley
Tendt to overheat during a longer breaking causing them to loose "power"

They perform well but wear out too quickly! However i would recomoend them!

Similar Products Used:

Corrtec yellow, and lots of no name pads

[Jul 27, 2001]
Pritch
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

stops you!

Weakness:

none yet.

These are worn by my Avid Single Digit 10 on the rear, supporting an Avid mech. disk on the front, and they work great, and have done for two years. I am now nearly all out of pad, and will have to replace, but I would go for the same again. The pad perhaps lets go a little quickly when going slowly on a technical section, but that's nitpicking.

Similar Products Used:

all sorts of other systems.

[Feb 07, 2004]
Kevin
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

They don't sing to me and they do an OK job of getting my speed under control. But...

Weakness:

they wear extremely fast probably due to the fact that they retain all the mud and sand and whatever else you encounter during the ride, and when you apply the brakes, they grind it all into your rims.

These brake pads are ok if you don't ride in wet, sloppy conditions, but if you do, steer clear of these unless you like to replace your rims.

Similar Products Used:

I'm now running Kool Stop MTB (salmon and black) brake pads.

[Jun 08, 2005]
Jim
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

nicely shaped to fit the rim

Weakness:

DESTROYED THE RIMS!!!

One long downhill grade, paved, ridden gently by a very light rider (155 pounds), using brakes intermittently, dry conditions--no dirt, debris or dampness at all, and here's the result: at the bottom of the grade, had to stop and remove brake pads to dislodge the chunks of alloy that they had carved out of my brand new rims. One pad had a beaded-up chunk of alloy that was at least 4 mm across. All four pads had varying amounts of dust, small and large pieces of alloy embedded in them. They feel deceptively soft, but they can do major damage. I thought only Shimanos did this kind of damage. One rim is now worn deeper than the wear line, and this is after ONE long downhill. Rims and pads have been kept immaculately clean and perfectly adjusted.

Similar Products Used:

Kool Stop Eagle 2

[Oct 10, 2001]
Robert Sosic
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

brakes very smooth, but not so powerful

Weakness:

wear very, very quickly, my pair got away in less than 3 months, i suppose eat rims, not so good in wet conditions

Maybe they wear too, too fast, but like good tires, that`s the price you pay for a very good pad...
I have not yet tried Ritchey or Shimano but despite of cheap no-name pads, they are much better

Similar Products Used:

other no-name types

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