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Old 07-10-09, 11:21 AM
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kool stops with ultegra calipers? you will effectively get no more braking power from any upgrade, you may shed a little weight, but you've got just about as good as it gets for braking power.

some may mention swiss stop pads, they are good too, a little different feel, but the difference in stopping power wont be any better than what you have now.

i suspect you are used to mountain or hybrid typed brakes, road brakes never feel as solid. in most cases, the limiting factor in stopping ability for road bikes is the friction between the tire and the road, not the brake pads and the rim. this has been my experience anyway.
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