Carbon brake pads for campag carbon rims

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letape2
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Carbon brake pads for campag carbon rims

Postby letape2 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 20:47 pm

Just wondering what brake pads people recommend for use with campagnolo (hyperon) carbon rims?

Swiss stop yellow
Campagnolo grey
Campagnolo red - ie new model
Reynolds cryo blue pads
Any of the cheaper brands

Would appreciate people's experiences.

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Re: Carbon brake pads for campag carbon rims

Postby rozzer32 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 22:09 pm

I'd suggest Swissstop Yellow. But check what Campag advise. I know some brands will terminate your warranty if you don't use the listed brake pads.
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Re: Carbon brake pads for campag carbon rims

Postby letape2 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 22:32 pm

Cheers rozzer. Campagnolo recommend and require you to use their own brand pads.

However, I'm not too worried about their warranty as my hyperons were bought used. I'm really just looking to get what works best with the rims, considering also ones that might increase the level of wear on them.

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Re: Carbon brake pads for campag carbon rims

Postby on-yer-bike » Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:30 pm

Have used Mavic yellow on my Boras which are the same as Swiss Stop and made by Swiss Stop and found them too grabby. I went back to Campag. But, I discovered there were two variations in the Campag pads one was useless and the other was good. The good ones had a really strong smell and I think were made from cork. They were both brown.
Now new red ones are out and they seem the OK. They are all useless in the wet except maybe the Mavic.
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Re: Carbon brake pads for campag carbon rims

Postby letape2 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 20:53 pm

Thanks for that. I have a set if Reynolds blue cryo pads and intend trying the new red campag ones. Will be interesting to try both back to back.

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Re: Carbon brake pads for campag carbon rims

Postby bernithebiker » Wed Dec 12, 2012 08:20 am

If you find good ones, let us know; I've tried Swisstop Yellows and was underwhelmed (+ they're goddamm expensive).

Now I've got some Massi (I think?) carbon pads (grey/brown) which seem a bit better.

Tried Planet X cork, not great, and Shimano carbon, not great.

Did Etape II in the wet, the descents were a nightmare.....

Oh yeah, and they all squeal, and yes, my pads are toed in correctly.

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