Level substitute brake pads

Tom@WashDC

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Loudoun County, VA
Not being able to order the Aventon Level replacement brake pads for some time, I ordered these replacement pads from Amazon.


I have been using these substitute pads for a few days. They do not come with, and do not accommodate the spring clip like the stock pads, but the Brakes are magnetic and these pads fit and perform perfectly.
 

Brockrock

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Hi Tom. So are you saying that the calipers are magnetic and hold these pads against them, or are the pads themselves magnetic, and they self attach. When I did a stock regalement of pads with the ones I bought from Aventon, I know that my Level's stock calipers are not magnetic, and until the spring was installed, the pads flopped around. If these pads themselves are attached to magnetic bases, and they fit, then boom...problem solved..
 

Tom@WashDC

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Loudoun County, VA
Hi Bockrock, it appears my calipers are magnetized. They draw the pads into the caliper and it is fixed in place. The Pads themselves are not magnetic. Same thing on my Fat Bike with JAK Disc Brakes. Brake calipers are magnetic, pulled the the brake pads right into place. That is very odd that your calipers were not magnetic.
 

Tom@WashDC

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USA
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Loudoun County, VA
Hi Tom. So are you saying that the calipers are magnetic and hold these pads against them, or are the pads themselves magnetic, and they self attach. When I did a stock regalement of pads with the ones I bought from Aventon, I know that my Level's stock calipers are not magnetic, and until the spring was installed, the pads flopped around. If these pads themselves are attached to magnetic bases, and they fit, then boom...problem solved..
Brockrock, did you verify that your calipers were not magnetic? Is it possible that the base material for the pads was non-ferrous?
 

Brockrock

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The stock pad bases are ferrous, and when I remove them, I remove the clip first, and the pads then flop freely around. The only plausible reason why the pads you linked above would work seems to be that those pad bases are magnetized. The other reason I think this may be the case is because there does not seem to be any other way to secure them in the caliper via a clip of some sort, and they need to be secure against the caliper to avoid inefficient braking and uneven wear.
 

Tom@WashDC

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Loudoun County, VA
Yeah, I tested the pads themselves after you asked, just to be sure. The pads are not themselves magnetic. Very strange.