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On saturday i put a grind on my rim for the first time.In the past i have always used tar.I have just been out and am disappointed with the results (N)

I have just put on a new pair of coolstops on, i know these are not ideal but thought i would try them anyway until my koxx browns arrive. Will there be a great improvement as i just didn`t trust the coolstops they just slipped.

Need some reassurance as i am regretting it now :(

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Nah, Your brake will be 100 times better with the Koxx bloxx on!

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no dont worry about it grindin will make your breaks stronger and more reliable you just need the right pads on, your brake be sweet when you get your new pads (Y)

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Yea I am riding with the same set-up and it is pants. your brake will be so nice with the koxx pads they are soooooooo sweet, but until you get them just use a bit of tar on top of your grind this will do the job with your koolstops, but if not the standard black pads are better in my experience than the KS with a grind?????

(Y):D

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dont worry about it on my first grind they dont hold that well, try to give it a second grind this usually holds alot better (Y)

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i ran them stupid coolstop pads on a grind first and they were rubish too i then bought plaz pads and they are a million times better if your buying koxx bloxx they will feel sex when there on.

theres nothing to worry about

Joel

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i agree with bionicman give it a second grind.

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i find the first grind is the best. might well just be me though seems to make sence that it would be as well. i find that tar does hold more than a grind but i hate it u cant get any modulation with the break and it sticks and feels horrible and if it so much as see's water it goes rubbish grinds are the way! as long as there nice and sharp and there is one direction thats better to go in than the other as well.

ben

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If you have koxx bloxx grind the f**k out of it ;)

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Ive just done my first grind and used the new GU pads and they grip to the rim more then a chav loves burberry! :lol:

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If you have koxx bloxx grind the f**k out of it ;)

(Y) Go with what this guy has said, harsher grind the better!

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I found that a light but more sharper grind worked a lot better for me but i'm not using koxx bloxx so it may vary.

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Nah, Your brake will be 100 times better with the Koxx bloxx on!

yeah i agree

cheers luke

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Kool-Stops are not ideal. A mate used the pads, with a harsh grind, but the brake was very weak. So, he bought Koxx Bloxx brown, and he was very luky about the results. So, I think you will be luky, too

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1st grind on a rim is not the best. Gind it - use it - grind again. It takes 3/4 to get a good surface. Brown Koxx Bloxx are going to be hard to get hold of for about 2 months, but other colours are good to. I never use tar.

Ben.

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1st grind on a rim is not the best. Gind it - use it - grind again. It takes 3/4 to get a good surface. Brown Koxx Bloxx are going to be hard to get hold of for about 2 months, but other colours are good to. I never use tar.

Ben.

Just put my browns on, not been out yet but they feel better and make a great sound.

maybe i was a little reserved with the grind as it was the first time so next time i will go harder.

I am looking forward to getting out to feel the diffrence(and in the rain).

If you are having trouble getting them i ordered from bikedock online on sunday and they arrived this morning :o

Thanks for the help.

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