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Old 10-04-10, 04:05 PM
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Carbon Rim Brake Pads

Would anyone happen to have any spare SRAM Red compatible brake pads for carbon rims, new or used, that they no longer want? A friend of mine is letting me borrow his carbon rims for a week to try out and I'm not keen on spending 80 bucks on 2 sets of pads that I'm just going to use for a couple rides.

Not looking for charity, just trying to be practical. It would be extremely appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-04-10, 04:42 PM
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If nobody has any for you, get some SwissStop Yellow pads, you can still use them just fine on aluminum rims when you are done borrowing the carbon rims.

Question though, can't your friend just lend you the pads along with the wheels?
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Old 10-04-10, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
If nobody has any for you, get some SwissStop Yellow pads, you can still use them just fine on aluminum rims when you are done borrowing the carbon rims.

Question though, can't your friend just lend you the pads along with the wheels?
Thought someone might ask that. He has multiple sets of carbon rims so he's not swapping his pads at all, just lending me his wheels.
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Old 10-04-10, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rushbikes View Post
Thought someone might ask that. He has multiple sets of carbon rims so he's not swapping his pads at all, just lending me his wheels.
I'm confused.

You have a friend that is lending you some carbon wheels.

But he isn't lending any pads?

I'm thinking that somebody here is a troll.
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Old 10-04-10, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
I'm confused.

You have a friend that is lending you some carbon wheels.

But he isn't lending any pads?

I'm thinking that somebody here is a troll.
Correct. But not about the troll thing. If you want me to send back your used brake pads when I'm done with them at the end of the week, I'm more than happy to.
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Old 10-04-10, 05:02 PM
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I would help you out but I have Zero G brakes which use Campy pads.
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Old 10-04-10, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by umd View Post
I would help you out but I have Zero G brakes which use Campy pads.
No worries man. Appreciate the thought!
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sram take shimano style inserts?
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Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
sram take shimano style inserts?
Yep
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pm me your address, ill find some used zipp corks or reynolds pads for you in the shop.
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Old 10-04-10, 05:32 PM
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Old 10-04-10, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by fatallightning View Post
pm me your address, ill find some used zipp corks or reynolds pads for you in the shop.
PM sent
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Just use normal pads. It's ok, really. Just get the metal bits out first.
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Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
Just use normal pads. It's ok, really. Just get the metal bits out first.
Umm, really? Is Zipp, Swissstop, etc just selling carbon pads as a ploy to make some extra bucks? My friend would kill me if I F'ed up his rims...
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it's ok unless it rains
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Originally Posted by rushbikes View Post
Umm, really? Is Zipp, Swissstop, etc just selling carbon pads as a ploy to make some extra bucks? My friend would kill me if I F'ed up his rims...
Really. On certain wheels, I actually prefer standard pads.

Don't ride carbon wheels that aren't yours in the rain, period. Doesn't matter what kind of pads you have on there.
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Old 10-04-10, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
Really. On certain wheels, I actually prefer standard pads.

Don't ride carbon wheels that aren't yours in the rain, period. Doesn't matter what kind of pads you have on there.
Don't know if it matters but they're Zipp 808 tubulars.
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Old 10-05-10, 05:59 AM
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LOL I can use swissstop yellows on aluminum? i had no idea... seriously? their website says they are for carbon rims. i have been swapping pads every time...
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Originally Posted by pjcampbell View Post
LOL I can use swissstop yellows on aluminum? i had no idea... seriously? their website says they are for carbon rims. i have been swapping pads every time...
i think this is a best practice. al shards still get embedded in the ss yellow pads.
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Old 10-05-10, 07:16 AM
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I've done both. The yellow pads don't work as well on aluminum as the standard. I found this out on a mountain descent at the cost of some crampy hands.
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Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
Really. On certain wheels, I actually prefer standard pads.

Don't ride carbon wheels that aren't yours in the rain, period. Doesn't matter what kind of pads you have on there.
Reynolds with the salmon/black Kools stop in the wet better than my alu rims.
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Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
Really. On certain wheels, I actually prefer standard pads.

Don't ride carbon wheels that aren't yours in the rain, period. Doesn't matter what kind of pads you have on there.
I have some salmon kool-stops laying around. Can you just use those? The green ones that came with the wheels don't stop for crap.
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I have some salmon kool-stops laying around. Can you just use those? The green ones that came with the wheels don't stop for crap.
They'll work but they'll burn up quick.
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Originally Posted by pjcampbell View Post
LOL I can use swissstop yellows on aluminum? i had no idea... seriously? their website says they are for carbon rims. i have been swapping pads every time...
I use Zipp pads (which if IIRC are really Kool stops) with both 303 tubulars, and various aluminum clinchers. Zipp says this is ok.

I don't change pads, rarely remember to inspect for shards and haven't seen any damage to the tubulars through 3 sets of tires.
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Originally Posted by rushbikes View Post
Umm, really? Is Zipp, Swissstop, etc just selling carbon pads as a ploy to make some extra bucks? My friend would kill me if I F'ed up his rims...
Why don't you just buy a set of the pads that your friend is currently using.
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