Carbon Tubular Rims -wear?

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by Ginsterdrz

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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by wetpaint

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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by kgt

Try Corima pads if you want zero wear. Otherwise whatever the manufacturer suggests.

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by thisisatest

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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by madmole

Is that due to there being absolutely no braking from carbon rims to wear them in the first place? :mrgreen:
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by Zen Cyclery

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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