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    Pads need replacing?

    Cleaned the mud off from last ride. Must have been a stone stuck in between pads & disc.

    Time for new pads?

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    Have you checked your discs?. A stone shouldn't do that sort of damage.
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    ah you just invented, vented pads.
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    I had that happen in about 10 seconds on a fast descent - took both pads almost to the metal in a groove just like that. Made a helluva noise - I thought the disc had failed! The tiny stone that did it was still stuck in the disc.

    You've got less contact surface, uneven wear on the disc + even more crap will now get into that groove and possibly damage the disc next time.

    If it's not too deep you could sand the pads down flat, otherwise, I'd bin 'em to be safe.

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    Peaty had Andy Kyffin cut his pads that way for one race a few years back, when his braking locked the rear wheel in a particular corner of the track during practise runs and he slid off line.If it worked for him, it might just work for you.
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    I think it was a piece of flint stuck in one of the holes in the disc as both pads are scored.
    They're both too deep to sand down, so I might just put new ones in anyway to be safe.

    The amount of mud & chalk & flint around the South Downs at the moment I do think that groove will just fill up with crap.
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    Stick em in your pack as a spare I wouldnt rely on them and yes SD is horrible to ride atm Friston is almost impossible to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMTB View Post
    Stick em in your pack as a spare I wouldnt rely on them and yes SD is horrible to ride atm Friston is almost impossible to ride
    Is it? Ar5e, I was planning a visit on Friday. Not sure what Plan B is. May have to roll Kingley Vale gently as I'll be on my own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reevil View Post
    Is it? Ar5e, I was planning a visit on Friday. Not sure what Plan B is. May have to roll Kingley Vale gently as I'll be on my own.
    Went out today and 70% of it was rideable I did the DH/bombholes and the new inner singletrack and this is what happened to my bike towards the end so if it rains anytime soon then stay away il probably go for a run there thursday morning but riding through gloopy mud is not so much fun
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    Bu66er.


    Ah well. Kingley Vale it is. I went there before Christmas in a monsoon & the trail was running almost as though it was dry! It's witchcrafft I tell thee..


    Thanks for the idea of using the pads as spares. That's what I've done. Top idea.
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