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  • Question: Qu-Ax 26" muni rim - Magura HS33 Brakes

    Hello everybody,
    I'm new here, and I think that it's a great place & community.

    I intend to put Magura HS33 Brakes, on my Qu-Ax 26" Muni, and noticed that my rim is painted at the contact point with the brake pads (see pic. below).

    Could that be a problem? braking efficiency? should I sand it?


    Thanks!
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  • #2
    Probably won't affect braking too much my 29" and 24" have (or had) painted rims till the brake wore the paint off. I didn't notice much or any lack in performance so save yourself the bother and leave it.
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    • #3
      I had a painted airfoil rim on my 36 when I used rim brakes. They felt sort of grabby and squeaked. I sanded off the paint and polished the break surface and it became much smoother and quieter.

      Painted it wasn't really that bad but there was a definite improvement when I sanded it off.
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      • #4
        10x

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        Thank you very much for your quick reply! I really appreciate that.
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        • #5
          Wait!

          Before you start at that sanding, be aware that it takes hours to get a rim looking good. I'd try the brake first with the rim as it is. In time the brake pads will do the work for you.

          Btw, I don't think that's paint, more likely anodized with a protective clear coat.
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          • #6
            10x

            Thanks Nurse Ben, so I'll leave it like that, or... wrap the pads with sand paper for a while...
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