Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Any of the KoolStop colored shoes (except salmon) offer slightly higher dry friction than average. This, of course, comes at the expense of shoe life and wet performance.
But, as I said, it's a slight difference. The other option would be to consider replacing either the levers or brakes with something with more leverage. This will reduce brake travel, so you have to be more diligent about wheel alignment. Avid made "speed dial" levers, which let you adjust the cable pull (leverage) and these might allow you to find the best balance between leverage and travel for your needs.
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