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 Post subject: Cyclocross Brake Pads
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:24 pm 
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I've just bought myself some Planet X 50mm Carbon wheels for the new season. Rode them for the first time and nearly died. The difference from Alloy rims to Carbon is huge.
What brake blocks do you recommend ?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:42 pm 
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UKpaul wrote:
I've just bought myself some Planet X 50mm Carbon wheels for the new season. Rode them for the first time and nearly died. The difference from Alloy rims to Carbon is huge.
What brake blocks do you recommend ?


While I don't like them on the road because they are too grabby Swiss Stop King (yellows) are great for cross bikes.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:30 am 
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also yellow kings but would go back to alloys, especially in muddy conditions


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:36 am 
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Ive seen the Yellows but was looking for alternstives as they are really expensive


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Using Reynolds blue pads.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:31 pm 
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How do they compare to yellow swissstops?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:30 am 
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Almost half the price w/like brake characteristics. In the dry, they arent grabby at all.

I had a team mate switch to them, from SS yellows; he claimed a huge braking improvement.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:54 am 
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Just picked up a set of carbon wheels to race CX on tubs next season. Bike has basic Shimano centrepulls and pad holders. Are there carbon pads for these types of pad holders, or do you use something like the Kool Stop Cross Pad holders and road carbon pads?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:22 am 
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You get some pretty decent life out of the yellows so even though they are kinda pricey, they're worth it.


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