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Old 10-19-11, 04:20 PM   #1
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SwissStop yellow king question...

Hi all,

I just picked up a set off yellow SwissStop yellow brake pads (labelled "SRAM by SwissStop" on the pad itself) to use with a new set of Zipp 303's

The guy at the bike shop said they are the yellow kings that were recommended by some people. I did a search on the sku from the package and now I'm second guessing myself. The sku is 710845606748

My search brings up "SRAM Force/Rival brake pad inserts, Carbon rim. So they should be fine, but I'd like to know of anyone has experience with them.

Are all SwissStop yellow considered Yellow King, or are some better than others?

Any help is appreciated...

-Erik
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From what I was told by the parts dealer I ordered mine from is yellow is for carbon and are referred to as king. The choices are either shimano/sram or campy. I believe the only difference is the campy pads don't have an indentation for the little screw that the shimano/sram pads have. I don't know what the purpose of the screw is. There is also a flash pro set which should include swiss stop holders and pads as a complete set. I just ordered the flash pro yellow kings today.
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http://www.zipp.com/support/maintenance/brakepads.php
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I don't know what the purpose of the screw is..
It's there to keep the pad from being ejected if the installer points the holder the wrong way. Not everyone can be expected to pay attention to the "forward" arrow on the holders.
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It's there to keep the pad from being ejected if the installer points the holder the wrong way. Not everyone can be expected to pay attention to the "forward" arrow on the holders.
Or to keep the pads from being ejected if they are installed correctly and the rider is using the brakes to hold the bike from rolling backwards downhill.
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I believe the only difference is the campy pads don't have an indentation for the little screw that the shimano/sram pads have. I don't know what the purpose of the screw is.
I believe the screw is to keep the pads from slipping out of the holder when going backwards. I know that sounds strange, but it would be when you were stopped with the brakes on pointing up a steep hill. If you managed to roll back a couple of inches, you could possibly pull the pads out of the holder. Or if you were just stopped and started to roll backwards and then put the brakes on. This never happened with my Campy brakes, maybe that's why Campy doesn't use the screws.
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