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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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- Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:16 pm
Considering my first set of tubbies and a question I've never seen an answer for:
Do carbon rim surfaces wear when using the correct carbon pads?
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- Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:55 am
- Location: USA
There is some wear on the brake tracts, but certainly less than my aluminum wheels. One set of my Carbon wheels has ~11k miles on it, I can see some minor wear, most of that came from riding in the rain with grit on the brake pads.
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- Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
- Location: Athens, Greece
Try Corima pads if you want zero wear. Otherwise whatever the manufacturer suggests.
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- Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:02 am
- Location: NoVA/DC
rim wear happens very slowly on pavement. muddy cross racers can see rims wear significantly in one wet season or two.
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- Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:29 pm
Is that due to there being absolutely no braking from carbon rims to wear them in the first place?
Cervelo S3 2011. Blinged 6.718 Kg
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- Location: McCall, ID
The rim will get wear with any sort of use. If you use the right pads though, you can definitely minimize wear. I have been on some old beat up Reynolds MV32 tubys for 3 seasons now and I see no visible wear yet. It is very important to keep your pads clean and free of debris though.
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