Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking - Brake Pads
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
I have Avid Shorty 4 brakes on my cyclocross bike. I need new pads but am slightly confused when it comes to which pads to choose. I want to upgrade from the stock pad and go to a cartridge model if possible. Will pads that are made primarily for linear braking systems still work with the Canti's? Avid recommends the Rim Wrangler (which looks just like a linear pull pad to me) but it gets horrible reviews. Would something like a Aztec Ultra V pad work? Any other brake pad name brand suggestions?
Any information would be a great help.
I run Aztec Ultra Vs on my drop bar hybrid conversion, and while the cartridges are nice, the pads themselves are like cinderblocks. I just replaced with Kool Stop salmon pads. You should be able to use these without an issue, but after buying the Aztecs, I really see no benefit of a cartridge over a standard pad.
The Kool Stop salmons are soft, and next time I will be going with the Kool Stop blacks.
05-11-10, 12:01 AM
I was recommended to go with Kool Stop black and salmon for regular riding and all salmon for rain on my Tektro Oryx.
Keep reading great stuff about Kool Stop. I just mentioned the Aztecs as Nashbar has them on sale. I will now make my decision based on your recommendations.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.