Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Originally Posted by operator
So did you use the same pads on all 3?
The stock pads that came with the calipers. I replaced the pads on the cheapie calipers with salmons and got basically the same performance, I've replaced the pads on the Ultegra and D/A with Shimano pads as I'm happy with their balance of performance and wear rate.
On my commuter I have Deore LX V-brakes, have tried the coolstop salmons, the original pads, and cheaper generic pads. I found the generics work fine in the dry and are long wearing but compromised by wet weather and tend to squeal. The salmons are the same performance in the dry and much better in the wet but they seem to wear out very quickly and are the most expensive, they don't squeal. Surprisingly I found the original Shimano pads to be the best - good performance in wet and dry,and a bit cheaper than the salmons but last longer.
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