Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

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Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby Graham » 20 Jun 2017, 8:31am

The last ones I bought are named " Avid Rim Wrangler", with separate mounts and pads.

I choose them for the replaceable pads. Having just checked the prices of the replacement pads it would be cheaper to replace the whole lot ( rather than just the pads ).
I may as well start from scratch.

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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby meic » 20 Jun 2017, 9:56am

I followed Reohn2's recommendation and bought the BBB tristops.
They are available as
BBS14T complete set pads and holders
BBS16T solid brake pads
BBS 15T replacement pads

http://www.tredz.co.uk/.BBB-BBS-15T-Tri ... _60333.htm

Note that they are always sold in sets of 4 pads, so price is better than appears compared to other brands selling 2 packs.

Even if no cheaper just replacing pads means avoiding having to reset your brakes every time.
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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby Si » 20 Jun 2017, 10:27am

I've been quite happy with cheapo jagwires

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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby Sweep » 20 Jun 2017, 10:46am

Discobrakes.com

Yes the web site looks dodgy.

But all legit.

Even cheaper if you buy more than one pair.
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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby gbnz » 20 Jun 2017, 11:30am

DON'T buy the Clarkes 55mm threaded V brake pads (£1.99 @ crc cycles)!

Being a tight sod, I bought them. The adverse affect on braking performance in comparison with the shimano pads which came with the brakes, was quite incredible, requiring 2-3 times the effort on the levers to bring the bike to a stop. And after 70 days use, they're almost worn out (The original shimano pads lasted 19-20 months)

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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby hamster » 20 Jun 2017, 11:54am

The problem with the Shimano pads is that they are very abrasive - they wear your rims instead!
Personally I like Aztec or Ashima - where I ride is gritty, not muddy.

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Postby freeflow » 20 Jun 2017, 11:57am

Disco Brakes

http://www.discobrakes.com/

Triple compound 72mm pads £12 for four pairs.

Just fitted these to a neighbour's bike with Tektro V brakes and he can now stop on a sixpence (and was scarily easy to lock up both front and rear wheels).

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Postby pete75 » 20 Jun 2017, 12:19pm

Si wrote:I've been quite happy with cheapo jagwires


Same here.
Fibrax also decent blocks at a reasonable price.

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Postby Des49 » 20 Jun 2017, 8:44pm

I have been using these Clarks pads for a good while now on several bikes and now all our V braked bikes are on them.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/clar ... -prod55822

Work very well wet or dry, don't seem to be that abrasive or pick up bits of metal from the rim excessively.

I appreciate the thickness of the pads which are a good deal more than Shimano pads and the price is pretty good.

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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby Brucey » 20 Jun 2017, 10:11pm

Graham wrote:The last ones I bought are named " Avid Rim Wrangler", with separate mounts and pads.

I choose them for the replaceable pads. Having just checked the prices of the replacement pads it would be cheaper to replace the whole lot ( rather than just the pads ).
I may as well start from scratch.


the inserts are the same size as those used in clarks holders as well as several others. Basically it is odds on that
any 72mm insert will fit the 72mm rim wrangler holders.

hth

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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby tooley92 » 24 Jun 2017, 7:36am

freeflow wrote:Disco Brakes

http://www.discobrakes.com/

Triple compound 72mm pads £12 for four pairs.

Just fitted these to a neighbour's bike with Tektro V brakes and he can now stop on a sixpence (and was scarily easy to lock up both front and rear wheels).


Same as what I use, great stopping in the dry or wet.
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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby Brucey » 24 Jun 2017, 2:24pm

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retail for between £4.99 and £6, making them better value than the discobrake inserts, because you get the holders and spare pads. I don't think the compound is as good as the triple compound ones though; for that you could go to clarks elite/gold (eg CPS501 for inserts only) but these are more money.

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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby toontra » 24 Jun 2017, 5:02pm

freeflow wrote:Disco Brakes

http://www.discobrakes.com/

Triple compound 72mm pads £12 for four pairs.

Just fitted these to a neighbour's bike with Tektro V brakes and he can now stop on a sixpence (and was scarily easy to lock up both front and rear wheels).


Have you got a link for these? I can only see the tri-compound ones at £4.79 per pair. Thanks.

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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby freeflow » 24 Jun 2017, 6:48pm


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Re: Any recommendations for V-brake blocks (MTB) ?

Postby toontra » 24 Jun 2017, 6:55pm

freeflow wrote:http://www.discobrakes.com/?s=0&t=2&c=27&p=533&tb=001

Scroll down to multi packs


Brilliant - thanks very much!