97 thin blue line rigid mtb, mid 80s norco monterey sl, gave away the rest recently
salmon koolstop pads, and the other?
ok, so there are the salmon koolstop road (or bmx) pads that make a huge difference in braking power. But what's that company that's been making brake pads with the same or similar compound, been doing it for a long time now, and the mounting for the pad looks like cheap crap, but really isn't? Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Catching his breath alongside a road near Seattle, WA USA
1999 K2 OzM, 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte
Originally Posted by Balance
yeah that's it, scott-mathauser. Are these still available? A friend of mine uses them (and swears by them) and said there were cheaper than the koolstops.
The Scott/Mathauser pads could be considered the forerunner of the Kool-Stop "salmon" pads. Kool-Stop actually manufactured the Scott/Mathauser pads under contract and although the compound was superior to anything else, the design specified by Scott/Mathauser included some very primitive holders. When Scott/Mathauser ceased to exist, Kool-Stop just re-incarnated the compund using their own holders. Even thought they're a little more expensive, I'd stick with Kool-Stop. Get the cartridge holders if you can and just replace the cartridge inserts as the pads wear. I myself prefer the black/salmon dual-compound pads because they reduce squeal.