Best brakepads for alloy rims in wet conditions?

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mpulsiv
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by mpulsiv

TonyM wrote:Looking at Koolstop salmon I see that they offer two versions, a regular "Dura-Type" and a version "Dura2" (for longer life, has a 7.65 mm contact width for narrow rims).
Which one do you use with which rim size??
(my rims have a size of 20mm outside...)


Dura2 was designed for rims with narrow brake track (e.g. Pacenti). If you don't own Pacenti then get Dura-Type salmon pads. They are fantastic, soft compound (doesn't eat your rims), superior performance in wet/dry. I threw my Shimano Dura Ace pads in trash.
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by TonyM

hmai18 wrote:
TonyM wrote:Looking at Koolstop salmon I see that they offer two versions, a regular "Dura-Type" and a version "Dura2" (for longer life, has a 7.65 mm contact width for narrow rims).
Which one do you use with which rim size??
(my rims have a size of 20mm outside...)


The contact width refers to the height of the brake track, not the width of the rim. If you have rims with narrow brake tracks, you'll want to get the Dura2s.


Thanks! Right! it is the height!
Will go to my bike and measure now....

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by 1415chris

Get yourself blue swissstop and forget about any other pads.

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by sugarkane

i vote for swiss stops or the koolstop durra2 pads.. the important the thing is the are not the hard stock pads ( except stock sram pads as they are swiss stops ) and that they are kept clean

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by saeie1

SWISSSTOP Flash Pro Black Prince
During the carbon wheel pads, the brake operation is relatively low and the heat generation is low.
In addition to brake maneuverability, heat generation is not high in thermal friction and in inclement weather conditions.

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by sib

I also changed my DA pads for Swiss Stop. It eliminated the irritating pulsing I used to get when braking on my DA C24s. Highly recommended.

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by DavidMLee

Swissstop for alloy rims for one!

Best braking quality in wet conditions.
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by cmcdonnell

Swiss Stop BXP (the blue ones). Best wet weather pads for me
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by hongsj

swissstop black is good.

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