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Old 08-26-11, 04:47 PM   #1
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Carbon Wheel/Cork Pad Set Up Question

Zipp's Tangente pads state that they should be set up parallel to the rim, and they do what I would expect any pad set parallel to the rim to do...grab and squeal. Modulation is poor as well.

I won't have a chance to ride the bike with these wheels until I race next, and am going to toe the pads in a little-I figure it can't hurt the performance. Do those of you using cork pads with carbon rims toe the pads in, and what type of experience do you have with squealing/grabbing? I'm a little disappointed as all the reviews of these pads I've seen have been stellar.

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Toe the pads in slightly and see what happens.
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