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Brake Pad Selection and Installation

ENVE requires the use of their pads in order for ENVE’s Five Year Warranty to take effect.

Replacement pads may be purchased from your authorized dealer or from our website.

  • Replace your pads at the beginning of each season
  • Replace your pads if they show signs of uneven wear
  • Replace your pads if they become contaminated: contaminants include but are not limited to sand, mud, and alloy particles from use with alloy rims
  • Replace your pads if they have previously been used on an alloy rim- shards of alloy can be collected by the pad and transferred to the carbon braking surface and is not covered under warranty

Tools Required:

  • 2mm Allen Wrench (in some cases a 2.5mm Allen wrench is needed)
  • Needle Nose Pliers (optional)

Tech note: If your pads slide out towards the front of the bike then the brake pad carriers were installed incorrectly. Reverse the direction of the pad carriers so the pads can only be removed when pushed or pulled towards the back of the bike frame. If you are not confident that you can complete this installation properly, please visit your local bike shop for assistance.

Installation of Shimano/SRAM Style Grey Brake Pad

  • Place your bike in a bike stand so that you can remove the wheels and still work on your frame. This isn’t necessary, but it sure makes the job easier.
  • Using the 2mm  (or 2.5 mm) Allen wrench, remove the retention screws from all four pad carriers. Set the screws aside in a safe place where you won’t lose or drop them.
  • Slide pads out towards the rear of the bicycle. If you cannot accomplish this using your fingers, feel free to use your needle nose pliers.
  • Install each pad to the proper corresponding carrier. Each pad is labeled “Left” or “Right” and has an arrow indicating the forward direction in which the pad should be oriented.
  • Replace each retention screw and tighten according to manufacturer specifications.

Installation of Campagnolo Style Grey Brake Pad

  • Place your bike in a bike stand so that you can remove the wheels and still work on your frame. This isn’t necessary, but sure makes the job easier.
  • In 2011 Campagnolo fitted all their brake pad carriers with a retention clip which is not present on models prior to 2011. To remove your pads lift the retention tab and pull the pad out towards the back of the bike until the depression in the pad clears the retention tab, and proceed to completely remove the brake pad.
  • Install each pad to the proper corresponding carrier. Each pad is labeled “Left” or “Right” and has an arrow indicating the forward direction in which the pad should be oriented.
  • Ensure that the retention clip has seated into the depression in the brake pad.
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