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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

You should definitely try the Campy red pads on the CCU and Lightweights. Both are great. Red pads are probably the only reason I found LW braking acceptable.
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Red pads with CCU and 9100 brakes was the best carbon braking I've ever experienced.
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glepore wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:12 pm
Of all the pads I've used ( Campy,Swisstop Black, Reynolds Power and normal, various asian, Zipp) I really prefer the Campy Reds.
I tried a nice new set of Campy reds for a few rides with my Reynolds Aero wheels, I found them to be ok but no where near as good as the new Reynolds Power pads.

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Calnago
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by Calnago

I only use the Campy red pads on my Boras but I set someone up with Lightweights and put on the Lightweight grey pads. I found them to be superb and was really impressed. Based on that ride I wouldn’t be swapping them for Campy reds, and that’s not even caring about whether the warranty was voided or not. Never tried them in the wet however.
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Yeah, as Cal mentioned, braking with the Lightweight gray pads are quite good and I didn't feel a need to try other pads. Enve is textured, which is why there's excessive pad wear. On my past Reynolds Power Pads set, I got about 7K miles out of those with various rims. Red pads seem to wear a little faster though as I wore through a set last year and I'm pretty sure they weren't used for a majority of the year.
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The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by glepore

I have no issue with braking with my Lightweights - I'm trying to settle on a pad that I could use reliably and interchangeably with CCU's and Lightweights. I don't care about warranty, none of these wheels are in warranty, I bottom feed.
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by Juanmoretime

I’ve used Reynold Blue pads on every carbon wheel I’ve owned and find the more than fine for all types of carbon wheels and last a long time. The only other pad I’ve used is Koolstop for carbon and while the braking was good they did wear fast.
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by Nefarious86

The cheap blue pads from Wiggle work perfectly with the reynolds brake track. Wear fast but for the $ who cares, they're silent and stop predictably.

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RyanH
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Ah, love new wheels day:

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Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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by KarlC

Cool set of stairs

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by RyanH

Quick outdoor snap. This depth looks good with the frame.

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Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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Got some other goods today:

PYC Chain was a pleasant surprise to be much lighter than expected. Saved 24g over Red 22 for the same length:

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AER Upper saved 23g:

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Strava
Current Stable. The Snob Machine
The Ex's. LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg | The Crumpton - 5.9kg

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Which PYC chain is that?

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by 1415chris

Isn't it PYC SP1101 Super Light 11s?

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by glepore

Keep us posted on the chain.
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