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kierhanlon6
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Brake pads

Postby kierhanlon6 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:22 pm

Hello
Im after some new brake pads I have a orbea onix with mavic ksyrium elite wheels and shimano 105 brakes. I'm a fast rider down hill so need a decent pad to stop. Any help much appriciated.

mr prickles
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Re: Brake pads

Postby mr prickles » Mon Jan 07, 2013 20:51 pm

I tried a variety of brake pads ( koolstop ,shimano dura ace 7800/ 7900 , swiss stop black and green) and found that that some work better on certain aluminum wheelsets i use.

However i ve settled for swiss stop green good stopping power for myself a bigger rider and good in the wet with less wear . My tuppence worth

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Re: Brake pads

Postby Yossie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:25 pm

Koolstop salmon/black - cheaper than Swissssssssstopppppp green(which in turn aren't a shabby pad) and work better imho.

Alternatively, chuck on some of those Clarks jobbies for a fiver from CRC: over 200kms with Carbon Cosmic carbon thingies (basically the Kyseriums with the carbon fairing but retailing at £400 more) in appalling weather I found them to be top. And ridiculously cheap.

HTH
This is only a joke by the way, I am in no way implying directly or otherwise that there is any kind of link or similarity between BR and North Korea :)

DT1999
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Re: Brake pads

Postby DT1999 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:54 pm

I use Clark's 55mm caliper brakes shoes and they come with a spare pair of pads for £8.99 from chain reaction.

Yossie
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Re: Brake pads

Postby Yossie » Mon Jan 07, 2013 21:59 pm

DT1999 wrote:I use Clark's 55mm caliper brakes shoes and they come with a spare pair of pads for £8.99 from chain reaction.


That's ya babies - a tad more than the fiver I quoted, but not by much - shockingly good value.
This is only a joke by the way, I am in no way implying directly or otherwise that there is any kind of link or similarity between BR and North Korea :)

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Re: Brake pads

Postby Hoopdriver » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:04 pm

Koolstop Salmons or Swisstop green - both are great.

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Re: Brake pads

Postby bobones » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:30 pm

Swissstop GHPII (green) for all weather conditions or softer Swissstop blacks for minimal rim wear.


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