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Churchill123
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Brake pads

Postby Churchill123 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 15:32 pm

Wanting to upgrade the pads on my bike.. do they make a big difference to breaking performance?

What would people recommend?

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passout
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Re: Brake pads

Postby passout » Mon Jan 14, 2013 15:49 pm

Yes they do - especially if you have Tetkro brakes or cheaper shimano ones. Try Swizz Stop or Kool Stop pads. I get these:
http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... b0s104p824 - thats holders & pads (x2). They are excellent.
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Re: Brake pads

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Mon Jan 14, 2013 15:56 pm

I upgraded from Tektro pads to Swissstop green.
I just bought the pads as I already had the holders fitted.
A worthwhile upgrade for the money as I have a lot more confidence in stopping quickly if needed.
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Re: Brake pads

Postby Grill » Mon Jan 14, 2013 16:01 pm

Charlie Potatoes wrote:I upgraded from Tektro pads to Swissstop green.
I just bought the pads as I already had the holders fitted.
A worthwhile upgrade for the money as I have a lot more confidence in stopping quickly if needed.


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Re: Brake pads

Postby Teisetrotter » Mon Jan 14, 2013 17:43 pm

Swissstop green first time. Not much better at stopping than my Campagnolo Bre-Bre700. But at least I won't be replacing them every 6th ride.


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