Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Shimano V Brake Pads / Shoes / Blocks Compared

Shimano V Brake Pads / Shoes / Blocks Compared - Intro


Shimano make  V Brake Pads / Shoes / Blocks with a number of different compounds. This compound can be softer of harder for example to suite different rim types. Each Pad / Shoe / Block, has its own model number so you can find out which you prefer.

Shimano V Brake Pads / Shoes / Blocks Compared - Threaded 

The Below Pads have a Threaded Fitting

M70T3

70mm - Threaded Type - Performs especially well in wet conditions and may pass DIN standards. Gives off less noise, but the pad is heavier, faster rim wear and tends to fade.

M70T4 & M70W


70mm  - Threaded Type - Only for side wall machined rims. Performs especially well in wet conditions and may pass DIN standard. Tend to be low noise, low rim wear and fade.

S70T & S65T


60mm or 70mm - Performs well in dry conditions and tends to be low noise. Wears in muddy conditions

Shimano V Brake Pads / Shoes / Blocks Compared  - Un-Threaded


The below pads have an UN-Threaded Fitting

M70T2 


70mm - Performs especially well in wet conditions and may pass DIN standards. Gives off less noise, but the pad is heavier, faster rim wear and tends to fade.

M65T & M55T


65mm & 55mm - Un-Threaded - Performs especially well in wet conditions and may pass DIN standards. Faster rim wear and tends to fade.

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2 comments:

  1. unthreaded pads?
    that is something i will have to look out for and avoid.
    Presumably some special mount on the brake mechanism?

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  2. No I think these are on older bikes, it is a different way of fitting the pads but not worse just different. I seen them on a few bikes in the bike shop days.

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