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    Best Brake Pads?

    I currently have the ultegra 6800 wheelset/brakes and ever since i got them, after the first day of use, whenever i would brake the pads would be pretty loud. I checked it to make sure there was nothing stuck in them and after a few rides i decided to take them out. I noticed there was little chunks of metal stuck inside the pads. Was this due to the fact that the wheelsets were new? Or whats up here? I'm going to throw these out and just order some new brake pads.

    Which pads would you recommend? I used the sram pads for a long time and they worked out pretty good but im looking to try new ones

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    New shimano pads are good to me, New compound, decent wet considering its cheap.

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    Kool Stop Salmon pads. They come as pads only or pads and holders, they last a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Kool Stop Salmon pads. They come as pads only or pads and holders, they last a very long time.
    +1 good stopping wet and dry. no black crap on your rims. no squeeling. good stuff 14 bucks on ebay for a full set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakedatc View Post
    +1 good stopping wet and dry. no black crap on your rims. no squeeling. good stuff 14 bucks on ebay for a full set.
    How do those conpair to Kool Stop Dura type?
    Last edited by Chrise510; 12-22-13 at 11:56 PM.

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    Pair (2) Kool Stop Dura-Type Brake Pads - DRY Conditions Road SRAM/SHIMANO - BLACK

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    the salon pads say for "wet" conditions but they are an all conditions pad. I love them. If you don't want the salmon option they make a dual compound that is a mix of the black/salmon.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kool-Stop-Sh...item43bff94e21

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    Quote Originally Posted by seymour1910 View Post
    the salon pads say for "wet" conditions but they are an all conditions pad. I love them. If you don't want the salmon option they make a dual compound that is a mix of the black/salmon.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kool-Stop-Sh...item43bff94e21
    Hmm, should i just stick to the half and half or get the all black? I live in Las Vegas (Desert) and it rains like 4 times a year lol

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    oh, well in that case, go for the black ones.

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    Okay i will order those. Thank you =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Kool Stop Salmon pads. They come as pads only or pads and holders, they last a very long time.
    Ditto. Got them on all my bikes 'cept the carbon rims. Excellent pads with great grip!
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    +1 Kool stop salmon on both my bikes. I think I remember reading the the compound on the dry-conditions black pads might be slightly harder, so they might last a little longer.

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    The alu embedded in the pad is normal for new rims. I like coolstop black and black prince for carbon but neither are the best in the wet.

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    I use SwissStop and love them. But to each their own that is the variety and spice of life!
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