Good value upgrade
Good compromise between sintered and organic
Aftermarket performance pads
Braking bling that performs too
Carbon rim stoppers
Brake blocks for Shimano callipers
Best of both worlds
Sound investment in stopping power
Good all-conditions pads, but expensive
Rotor-friendly quick-bedding pads
Decent performing lightweight pads
Asbestos-free, effective brake pads
Good pads in a nice package
There are plenty of people still using V brakes and needing new pads for them
We've had three sets of these on the go for months, in all sorts of trail conditions, on Hope Mono Minis, Avid Juicy Sevens and Shimano XTR disc brakes.
Carbon rimmed wheels are becoming ever more affordable and popular in time trial and road racing circles. But standard brake pads on a carbon brake surface often grab and judder the wheel, and lock up easily.
North Wales based Fibrax produce these salmon-coloured brake blocks with an X-pattern to help move debris and improve performance in wet weather.
You can pay £24.95 for a pair of Shimano Dura-Ace cartridge brake blocks or £13.99 for a full set of Campagnolo Chorus/Record ones, or you can pay £7 and get slightly better performance with these Mavic replacements.