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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:32 am 
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Hi,

You know, I don't think there's such a thing as a universally best pad. Be that for wet or dry, carbon or alloy rims.
Even with alloy rims I'd say experiment as there is no telling really.
That being said, what the manufacturer of your wheels/rims recommends should work well enough. Quite often "better" (as in more prompt) braking equates eating the rim in the process....

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:38 am 
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Interested in more opinions on the Swiss Stop Green. I've used them for years on KinLin rims and haven't noticed any issues and I live in the Pacific NW (perpetually wet, even though I endeavor to avoid riding in the rain).

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:39 pm 
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I've used Swissstop greens for a while on my Campag Zondas and Shamal Ultras ...less miles though, and I haven't noticed rim wear. Happy with the braking.

Just got some BXP pads for my Shamals but they won't see the light of day until our Scottish weather improves!!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:12 pm 
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My two pence worth. Used Swissstop Greens for years on Shamal Ultras. I've got the famously bendy KCNC CB1s. Stopping was OK. I try to avoid riding in the wet, but when I did a horrible grinding noise started. This turned out to be bits of aluminium embedded in the pad. A few minutes of digging with a pin and a quick scrub with an abrasive pad would restore silent braking until the next time they got wet.

Fast forward four years. Read a post on here about somebody swapping to Halt Gooey Pads with good results. Decided to give them a go. Swapped out pads .... Hallelujah! Massively improved braking in the dry. They also work in the wet. No grinding noise! Recommended.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Thanks. I've been waiting for some reviews of those pads. A pad that makes CB1s acceptable must be good!

How is pad life?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:13 pm 
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They've only been on for a few hundred miles I'm afraid, so can't tell. You can get them in fancy colours. I chose black ones because I'm boring.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:46 am 
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The shimano R55C3 pad is really great in all conditions. Kool stop salmons are pretty good too. I would imagine the new Shimano R55C4 will be quite good when they are available.

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I decided to stick to shimano black standard pads, 10€ 2 pairs. Th rest are more expensive, or damage the rims.

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