Bed In Process
This process is vital and worth the time to ensure top-level performance consistently over the life of the brake pads. Our brake pads will bed-in twice as fast as you are used to, in most cases*.
Summary of Process: The goal is to apply a steady, even application of the brake pad material to the rotor while moving at controlled speeds from 15-20mph down to 5-10mph and back up again, repeating several times, *using only one brake at a time* - alternate your brakes!
Think of it this way: if you were to paint your rotors (do not do that), you would want to apply an even coat of paint with the same thickness all the way around the surface. Sample principle with bedding brake pads to the rotor.
Find a long but mild descent (shuttling up a long canyon road is perfect, but a big hill you can repeat is fine too.).
Pedal to 15-20mph. With steady pressure, apply one brake in order to slow down but not to a full stop. *Do not stop abruptly! Pedal back up to speed and apply the other brake. Continue alternating from front to rear brakes, one at a time.
Have patience - all brakes are different and several factors can speed up the process or slow it down. This procedure will take roughy 10-20 repetitions to fully seat the brake pads to the rotor.
You will soon confidently feel the brake pads seat or bed-in when the pull of the brake lever delivers strong and smooth power to stop the bike suddenly.
Now go ride like normal and enjoy the progressive power delivery of MTX Braking performance brake pads.
As always, if you have any questions or issues, please contact us anytime.
*Results and time-estimates are subjective and can vary given an endless list of variables. Take your time, be patient and follow these steps for best performance. Your time required to bed-in or seat brake pads may be much faster or slower, but this does not mean they are not working as they should.