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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:57 pm 
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I have just heard bad things about the braking power of cork pads, and have heard good things about the new Reynolds stuff. But I guess I'll give the cork a try first.


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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:13 am 
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Why? They are not that good and shocking in the wet.
All the new pads that work well and mixed cork and rubber combos of sorts and out perform the corks on every level..
Sure they wear a lot quicker but they don't wear the rims.. And cost very little.
If you want some really awesome pads try the red campag pads. I was very surprised by the stopping power it's a lot better than the evne pads I usually use!

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:51 am 
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Not sure were you are riding but I have almost 25,000 km on my Reynolds Blue pads. I thought they would wear quick so I bought a second set as back up, Koolstop for carbon wear fast. Still nowhere near having to change them out.

Needless to say I like the Reynolds Blue pads.

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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:00 pm 
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Go with the pads that the rim manufacturer recommends, if your wheels are in warranty.

For us at Campagnolo SC - no Campag pads & a heat or abrasion-damaged brake track = no warranty = expensive!

Different rim manufacturers use different resins in their lay-ups, different formats for the braking surface and what works for one might be a disaster for another - *generally speaking* rim manufacturers do want repeat customers and so *will* go looking for the pad that works reliably on their rims without damage, or they will contract a specialist manufacturer to make the pad ...

If your wheels are out of warranty, it may be different - but even then, imagine you try an alternative pad and cook your rims - how pi**ed off are you going to be? Imagine you are on tubs and "do a Beloki" ...

Squeal issues might not only be a function of the pads, it may be brake set-up as well ... we still see lots of badly set-up brakes even from people who should know better :-(

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