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 Post subject: Re: what tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:34 pm 
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I've been running FFWD F4R Tubs for about a year with DT Swiss front and PowerTap rear. I think are a really good all round wheelset.


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 Post subject: Re: what tubulars
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:18 pm 
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The best braking, in my book, still comes from cork pads (in the dry).


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 Post subject: Re: what tubulars
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:14 am 
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Hi,

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The best braking, in my book, still comes from cork pads (in the dry).


If we keep on repeating it long enough it may sink in. Eventually.... :P

IME even in wet conditions they're still O.K.. Real pouring rain is a different matter but then what carbon specific pad does brake under those circumstances anyways?

Zipp corkies any good? (as in notably better than Corima's, that is)

Ciao, ;)

P.S. Cork pads are also way lighter than anything else out there. This is WW's ainit? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: what tubulars
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Not holding my breath...

The new Zipps seem pretty good, but I think that they are still trying to 'tune the mix', as I have seen different-looking pads. They certainly don't wear as fast as the old ones did.

The other choice may be the 'new' blue Shimano pads. I have been running those for a couple of seasons and they are pretty good. They have a more 'progressive' feel than other synthetic pads (still not as good as cork), but they are also good in the wet (snow, actually). I hope they start producing those pads for commercial sale (or some nice people get me more sets soon).


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