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Anyone experiencing over heating alu brake surfaces on their 404 clincher rims?
Am about to purchase a pair but have read that older versions had this problem to the point where the aluminium began to seperate from the carbon.
 

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henry said:
Anyone experiencing over heating alu brake surfaces on their 404 clincher rims?
Am about to purchase a pair but have read that older versions had this problem to the point where the aluminium began to seperate from the carbon.
That problem hasn't surfaced in years. It was a first generation thing. One way to avoid excess heat buildup is to brake in chuncks instead of constantly feathering your brakes. This allows the rims to cool. It's good practice for any wheel. You also prevent the chance of blowing out the tube.

-Eric
 

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ergott said:
That problem hasn't surfaced in years. It was a first generation thing. One way to avoid excess heat buildup is to brake in chuncks instead of constantly feathering your brakes. This allows the rims to cool. It's good practice for any wheel. You also prevent the chance of blowing out the tube.

-Eric
Cheers Eric- certainly remember that next time I'm in the Dolomites! (not that I intend to do much climbing with the Zipps!)
 
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