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I recently replaced my stock Avid pads with the green EBC pads.

Worked fine until I went riding in temps 30-40 degrees, then noted next to no stopping power. Improved slightly as I got a little heat into brakes.

Any ideas on better pads in cold conditions? I may go back to stock, but wanted a little input first.
 

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I use EBC Gold or Galfer pads year round. Never noticed any temperature related changes (Avid pads included).
 

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shiggy said:
I use EBC Gold or Galfer pads year round. Never noticed any temperature related changes (Avid pads included).
Thanks, I'll try the Gold. The Greens are definitely lacking in power compared to the Avids (which worked well). Much more noticable in the cold; felt like I had almost nothing despite a good grip on the lever.

I also found the little clips included with the EBC pads useless... couldn't figure out how to install them with the pads, and just used the old, stock Avid clips to install the EBC pads. Am I missing something here?
 

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Some EBC "Avid" pads were packaged with Hayes clips instead of the H-spring.

Bring back the magnets!
 

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Some EBC "Avid" pads were packaged with Hayes clips instead of the H-spring.
That must be it. I've never seen the Hayes clips, but these things were very tiny and had no place in the Avid caliper. The pads had been sitting in the tool box for about a year.

Magnets would be awesome...no clips to deal with.
 
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