Wake up and smell the coffee people.
I forked out £26 for Swissstops for the MonstaThorn for exactly this reason.
Excellent illustration though.
That's almost twice the price of a SUN CR18 rim though.
I'm going to start building my own wheels soon (because I ground my back wheel to destruction in 8000 miles and son't want to be so reliant on LBS).
What are the economics of this? Expensive blocks versus replacement rims.
Brake blocks must be one of the most overpriced items (next to printer ink) in the world. Printer ink is more expensive than CHANEL no5 by volume and now most manufacturers are selling replacement rubber pads £7 (not even the metal holder).
how many miles do you expect from a set of blocks?
how many miles do you expect from a rim?
how much do you pay for your blocks?
how much do your rims cost?
Does it make sense to buy budget blocks and build my own wheels?