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Big_Paul
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Best Brake Pads

Postby Big_Paul » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:15 am

The brakes on my CX bike (Tektro Oryx) are pants, they're adjusted up lovely, and grip strength is something I don't lack but they just don't "bite" They have, however, polished the braking surface to a mirror finish!

What's the best pad, lifespan isn't really an issue compared to performance as I come down some steep hills at rather a high rate of knots
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supersonic
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Re: Best Brake Pads

Postby supersonic » Sun Sep 23, 2012 13:00 pm

I like the Kool Stop Eagles - last long and perform well!

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Re: Best Brake Pads

Postby Hoopdriver » Sun Sep 23, 2012 13:13 pm

Another vote for Koolstops.

Which reminds me ... I need to order some to replace the ones on my winter bike

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Re: Best Brake Pads

Postby gosport_commuter » Sun Sep 23, 2012 14:33 pm

I use koolstop salmons - never switching away, fantastic pads!

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Re: Best Brake Pads

Postby DesWeller » Sun Sep 30, 2012 09:24 am

SwissStop Green innit.

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Re: Best Brake Pads

Postby BigLights » Mon Oct 01, 2012 13:26 pm

would these Koolstop ones fit a Specialized Sirrus?

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Re: Best Brake Pads

Postby supersonic » Mon Oct 01, 2012 14:56 pm

They do a variety of pads and fittings, try and match to what you have.


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