jackthelad wrote:you do know that you shouldnt clean the discs?
maybe once a year, if that with isopropyl or spray can disc brake cleaner on a rag
i run avid elixers and bb7, all still on original pads, sintered ...
hardtail with panniers, commuting
and 2 duallies offroad, braking in pea gravel
all on original discs roundagon and G2's
a few issues i can see is non avid discs etc etc for avid brakes use...
the brakes are designed to run on the hardened steel of the manufacturers choice..
the only thing that is the different is the hydraluic versus cable
and pad choice
Shitmano i have no clue on
Yes agree your early model cable brakes ran softer disc material to get greater pad bite with less force on the lever. It even tells you on some rotors not to use with Hydro brakes. You can tell when your rotor is too hard in material for your hydros the braking is just crap and it glazes the rotor really fast and burns it out. You should roughen the disc rotor every time you fit new pads to get complete bedding so that you don't end up with hot spots on your rotor. Avids do seem to like the thick film from the pads that gets left behind on disks, have noticed that myself also but on the metallic pads it dosent seem to matter.