I'm not very happy with the performance of my brakes on my cross bike compared to my road bike. I have Avid Shortys with Kool Stop Tectonic pads. They are much better than the pads that came with the brakes but still not great. With roads bikes the pads are more important than the calipers... I assume it's the same in cx? So what are good pads to use. Or are there better brakes to use also? Now, function aside, which brakes are "cool"?