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    Ceramic Mavic Open Pro and TRP 920s

    Hi,

    I've the following rims (which, I believe, are the ceramic and not the CD version of Open Pros):
    http://www.bike-components.de/produc...28--Felge.html

    The brakes are these:
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=34551

    I've understood I could use the pads that come with the brakes, but they'd make terrible sound and the braking surfaces would eat them up real quick. Not sure if this is true, but so I've read.

    So I think the best thing to do would be to buy KoolStops that are intended to be used with ceramic rims. As I am a newbie, I'd like to know which model of the KoolStop I should get? Do TRPs use Shimano or Campagnolo "shaped" pads and so forth?

    Oh yes: the bike in question is not finished yet. I am just trying to plan ahead.

    Thank you,

    tsathoggua

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    Asked Harris Cyclery for their opinion. Got an answer in less than an hour.

    It should be more than okay to use normal pads with ceramic Open Pros. They've used salmon pads with the said rims and have had no problems whatsoever. Still, as they couldn't vouch for all ceramic rims, other makes might be harder on normal pads.

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    I found the salmon's howled like a Banshee on my Open Pro Ceramics. I switched to SwissStop Ceramic Brake-Pads (green). Much quieter - almost silent after a breaking-in period of about 20 miles.
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    Have you asked at Chainreaction? The owner is good about responding to e-mails.

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    if the pad holders have a little set screw, its shimano compatible

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    I have Mavic ceramic rims on 3 of my 4 bikes. Oldest build is 1995. Most of my experience is with Campagnolo brakes including Campy brake pads. My experience has been that the original set of pads may wear down (on a new rim) within 1,000 miles or so, depending on your usage. After that, pads will last for a long time. I've also used the Kool Stop green ceramic specific pads also with no issues --wear issues or otherwise.

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    Thanks, guys. It'll be awhile till I get my bike rolling, so can't check the rim and pad before that. But if it seems I've a banshee under me, I know what to do.

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