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TartyBikes Rim Grind

Product code: 10160

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TartyBikes Rim Grind

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  • Boost your braking power!
- Available in 'Medium' (generally better braking with hard pads, especially in wet conditions, and lasts longer) or 'Light' (better braking and less wear when using softer pads, but needs refreshing more often).
- Can be performed on all types of rim or complete wheel.

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We try and keep prices for these items as low as possible, and we feel that these are more than reasonable prices to pay for professionally trained mechanics to work on your bike.

Questions

soren

Hi Tartybikes, I have recently ground my rim and have had some problems removing and re-fitting tires as they leave behind gunk and dust from the bead rubbing against the grind. The brakes have now lost all of the bite, hold, and sound. I've tried prep pads, bike cleaner, and blasting the rim with a hose but I can't seem to get it off. My pads are square as well. Is there. a way to get tire gunk off rims without re-grinding them? Thanks! -soren

Posted by soren

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Soren!
Unfortunately, we're yet to find a decent way of removing that release agent/tyre gunk from rims, sorry. After some use it usually wears off, but we typically find the only consistent solution is to give a fresh light grind.
This is why we always recommend grinding your rims with your tyres deflated but still on the rim - as long as you're careful you won't catch the tyres, and you won't end up with release agent hampering performance again.
If you get a puncture mid-ride, taking your tyre on/off from the same side and trying your best to avoid as much tyre and rim contact as possible is the way to go.
Apologies we can't be more help!

Alexandre

Hi! It is better to use a cutting disc or a buffing disc? Thanks a lot!

Posted by Alexandre

Reply from TartyBikes

Please see: http://www.tartybikes.co.uk/media/guides/maintenance_rim_grinding/m2.html

George

If i buy a new bike and this do you grind the rims then?

Posted by George

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi George - That's correct. Thanks, Mark

niall jones

do we have to order a rim or is it possible to send the wheel in?

Posted by niall jones

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Niall - If you've got a wheel you'd like us to grind, it's no problem to send that in to us. If you're buying a new rim off us we can grind that too. Thanks, Mark

Derek

What's the difference between a medium and light grind? And will you need to keep grinding the rim every few weeks when you get your first grind? Thanks

Posted by Derek

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Derek - The difference between the two grinds is how rough they are, and how deep they are. A light grind is quite shallow and not particularly rough, which means it's good for street riders who might want to modulate their brakes more but would like a better brake than just using a smooth rim. A medium grind is a little deeper and a little more rough, so it's more suited to competition riders, those riding in the wet more often or people who require more bite/hold from their brake. Grinds do wear off after a while and you will need to re-grind them, but it's difficult to say how long exactly that'd take as it depends on the rim, brake pads, your riding style and what conditions you ride in. If you need to re-grind your rim, we've got a video guide in our Media section that shows how to do them. Thanks, Mark

George

Hi, I was wondering how long would a medium grind last for if I ride 3-4 hours for about 4 days a week? and with my 26" rim how many medium grinds would the rim be able to take?, thanks.

Posted by George

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi George - It's a difficult question to answer there are a lot of variables - rim type, pad hardness, riding style, riding conditions, etc. Generally speaking 6-8 weeks would probably be a good length of time to re-grind after. You'll usually know when to do it as your brake performance will probably feel a little lower. Typically, most rims can take quite a few grinds. A 'good' grind doesn't necessarily mean it has to be deep, so you don't really need to take off too much material to still get a great performing brake. Thanks, Mark

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ant

great job

Posted by ant

Great job guys, thanks.

Reply from TartyBikes

Hi Ant - I'm glad the grind's working out for you. Thanks for the review!

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