Carbon Rims and Brakes

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by SR2525, May 11, 2006.

  1. SR2525

    SR2525 New Member

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    Sorry if this has been asked, I have a question about Carbon Rims. Can Carbon Rims be interchanged with normal Mavic Open Pro Rims? In other words, do Carbon Rims require (or recommend) the use of special brake pads? Thanks for the help and patience.
     
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  2. remdog

    remdog New Member

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    Yes, you have to use carbon specific brake pads. Regular brake pads can & will scratch the carbon rims and will not provide sufficient braking power.
     
  3. John M

    John M New Member

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    See this link to a Velonews Lennard Zinn column discussing this issue.

    http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/9143.0.html
     
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