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    oops...bought wrong brake pads

    getting some new wheels in a few days and thought i'd treat them to new pads. i ordered some kool stop blacks, but after i ordered i realized i only bought half of what i needed So, I was at the LBS today picking up some unrelated stuff, and thought I'd grab another pack of kool stop blacks. However, I should have read more carefully because these were the carbon fiber compound ones. Will these work on alloy rims, or should I just return them?

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    One way to find out...

    If they don't work as well as the others, just use them on the back where you have braking power to burn.

    Or if they do, maybe they're a softer compound that'll be kinder to your ally rims... in which case I'd put em on the front.

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    I was thinking I would put them in the back since I use the front most of the time,but was wondering if there would be any squealing...I don't want to listen to a racket

    What is the difference in the compounds, does anyone know?

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    I don't know what the difference will be for sure as I've never had occasion to use them, but I would imagine that they are a lot less abrasive than regular pads for Alu rims, but still manage to be 'grippy'.

    Maybe they'll work really well, but just not last very long when used in this way - did they cost significantly more than regular decent pads, like say, Kool-Stops?

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    What is the difference in the compounds, does anyone know?
    KS will tell you what the difference is , they don't ship direct to customers, but they will talk to them.

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    Without having to know the details, shoes identified as being specifically for certain materials, CF, ceramic, aluminum, fiberglass, etc. Will give less than optimum performance on other materials.

    It's unfortunate that KS ran out of colors, and there's the original black for aluminum, and now another black for CF. Don't try to out think this, just get the right shoes.
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    mulligan, start over. dont mess with brakes.

    at least not with both front back and front at the same time
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