MTB brake Pads (Blocks) on a Road Bike.

GuyBoden

Fat bloke, pedalling slowly and enjoying the ride.
Location
Warrington
I'm comparing Decathlon's inexpensive MTB Brake Pads (blocks) to their inexpensive Road Bike brake Pads (blocks).

I'm using the same bike, just swapping the brake Pads, they're setup the same distance from the wheel rim.

First impressions are that the longer MTB Pads are better at stopping.

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biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
Been using newer style mtb pads for a while now and couldn't agree more re better stopping , i think @Spokesmann does the same
 
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GuyBoden

GuyBoden

Fat bloke, pedalling slowly and enjoying the ride.
Location
Warrington
Just ordered two pairs of Richley MTB pads for the Carlton, to see if they're an improvement...........
 

Tail End Charlie

Well, write it down boy ......
I'm comparing Decathlon's inexpensive MTB Brake Pads (blocks) to their inexpensive Road Bike brake Pads (blocks).

I'm using the same bike, just swapping the brake Pads, they're setup the same distance from the wheel rim.

First impressions are that the longer MTB Pads are better at stopping.

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Top post! Just the type of thing I like to see on here. Can't think why I've never tried it, will be doing so now.
 

gilespargiter

Über Member
Location
N Wales
I use inexpensive Clarkes three colour (not wet weather pads) 72mm replaceable either cantilever or 'V' pads on all my bikes. They fit caliper brakes very well and work loads better.
 
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