Best brake pad for carbon rims?

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Sybarite
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by Sybarite

Just to get an opinion of people who have used different brake pads on carbon rims, which one is best in the wet/dry?

1. Campagnolo
2. Corima
3. Kool Stops (supplied with Reynolds)
4. Shimano
5. Zipp

On Shimano 7800 brakes:
I have found that the Zipps stop the best, but wear very quickly. Followed by the Kool Stops/Renolds (but they squeal no matter how the tos or camber is adjusted). Any other findings?

On Campagnolo brakes:
I still find the Zipps stop better, followed by the KS.

kingtom
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by kingtom

swiss stop, the yellow ones. absolutely the best.

http://www.swissstop.ch

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cyclemanpat
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by cyclemanpat

i use corima pads...they work great

Rogue_M3
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by Rogue_M3

I just raced yesterday on Reynolds Stratus with Campy carbon pads in the rain. I had very little braking power heading into turns. I almost overshot the first right hand turn of the race because they wouldn't slow me down at all. I'll be looking for an alternative pad in the future.

Sybarite
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by Sybarite

kingtom wrote:swiss stop, the yellow ones. absolutely the best.

http://www.swissstop.ch


Thanks Kingtom,

Is there any place to get the yellow pads online? I tried the Swisstop site and Starbike site, but they only list green and black for sale.

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by kingtom

the yellow one are very new. i've got them direct from a swissstop-seller. but by us, we can have them in every good cycling-shop. ask in your shop one time...

Bititanio
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by Bititanio

Anyone selling these Swiss goodies in the USA ?????

Sybarite
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by Sybarite

Thanks Kingtom,

I tried emailing Swissstop, no reply - probably have to ask Florian from Starbike if he could get these. Local dealers in Munich haven't got these either. Meanwhile - I would still use the Zipp carbon pads - 1 set every 3-4 months - but they do stop well.

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Mav54
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by Mav54

Just an update on the Zipp carbon break pads. As I said before, a bit grabby on the Zipp 202 carbon rim when dry. I unfortunately got caught in a major rain storm yesterday, and they worked very well in the rain. I was pleasantly surprised by the stopping power in the wet. They are on Shimano 7800. Does anyone know if the Swisstop yellow works with 7800?

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by Johancoenen

Got just a mail from lightweight .....
we developed our own Lightweight brakepads in the last few months.
www.carbonsports.de/Fotogalerien/LWBelag.jpg We did this in cooperation with
www.swissstop.ch and all tests in the lab show best results and very little
wear of the pads. :)
no pain no gain

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by mrowkoob

"All our wheels can be ridden by any rider regardless of weight. Even the 12-spoke model is safe for road racing by heavier riders."

Uhhhh maybe I should get a pair for the CR-1.....

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by Samu Ilonen

Think about spokes, they can take around 10 times load than steel spokes.

But...there are only 25g difference on 12/20 spoked front wheels. So 20 for me. 20 is not many anyway. And idea of LW wheels is stiffnes, not making only low spoke wheels.

Sybarite
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by Sybarite

Just an update - I managed to get the Swissstop yellows - both Campy and Dura Ace 7800(just get Shimano type) types.

For both wet and dry - I still prefer Koolstop grey (from Reynolds), and Zipps. The Swissstops are great in the dry only.

We do get sudden thunderstorms here in near the tropics....

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by Johancoenen

I'm still using Corima blocks on my LW. Campa was a disaster( after 100 km no braking blocks where left............. :twisted: )
no pain no gain

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