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    Whats your favourite brakepad?

    Hi everyone!

    As the title says, I would like to know what your favourite brake pad is. I'm going on a 5000 kilometer trip in a couple of months, and I want to put the best brakepads on my bike.

    I have Shimano Deore LX V-brakes, on a Mavic XM 317 rim, and I look for durability over time, and breaking power. The brakes will be fighting a near 300 lb load with me, bike and gear.

    I've read through the previous posts and it seems that a lot of you favour Kool Stop brake pads? What is your experience, and what would you choose?

    Thank you!

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    How about this one? http://www.koolstop.com/english/v_typeholder.html..

    I use Kool Stop pads , just dont have a V brake caliper set..

    I have KS Salmon pads on my Magura HS33 brakes . and on my Cantilever and old <C> Road bike Brakes.

    For plain post I'm using these on my Cantilevers http://www.koolstop.com/english/eagle2.html

    older bikes with less clearance between fork blades, this may fit better.. ..
    http://www.koolstop.com/english/bmx.html
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    All in unison now, Kool Stop Salmons.

    Tough to beat.

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    Whats your favourite brakepad?

    Fietsbob nailed it...

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    I like Kool Stops and have used them for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robow View Post
    All in unison now, Kool Stop Salmons.

    Tough to beat.


    On more of my bikes than not.

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    I kind of like Avids. I found the Coolstop Salmons powerful, but kind of noisy and grabby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robow View Post
    All in unison now, Kool Stop Salmons.

    Tough to beat.
    Nope. Kool Stop Dual Compound., preferably in the mountain pad. Less squeally than the Salmons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    You're half right anyway

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    Whats your favourite brakepad?

    Ha! BF Flame war! Salmons vs Dual-compounds... This could go to 1000 posts folks!
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    Thank you for your opinions!

    I will definetly go with the Kool-Stop brakepads, I'm thinking Salmon since they're cheaper at my LBS.

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