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Brake pad orientation(3 posts)

Brake pad orientationmackgoo
Dec 24, 2001 4:22 PM
My pads are on a post. One end of the pad is longer than the other, relative to where the post connects. Any way provided clearance isn't a problem, does it matter which way the long end points?

long end points at rear of bike...(nm)mtnbykr
Dec 25, 2001 6:03 AM
Usually, but...triangleforge
Dec 26, 2001 8:50 AM
With Kool Stops and most other pads that are longer on one end, that's the ticket.

However, I used a set of Shimano XTR pads for awhile that the directions insisted had front & rear specific design, and one set (the rear, I think, but I forget which) was supposed to run with the "long" end toward the front.

Most canti or V-brake pads have a rotation direction arrow molded into them -- look closely, mount them with the wheel going through them in the direction of the arrow, and you're all set.