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Old 06-27-12, 05:52 AM
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Help me to choose brake pads

Old brake pads have bad noise and when they are wet they don't work.
So I can't decide which one to buy, I have chosen few of them on amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Aztec-Aztec2-B...pr_product_top

https://www.amazon.com/Promax-V-brake...ef=pd_sbs_sg_5

https://www.amazon.com/BBB-Veestop-Br...s=v-brake+pads

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Deore-...s=v-brake+pads

https://www.amazon.com/Tektro-BKPD470...s=v-brake+pads

All of them have good reviews on amazon
Waiting to hear your opinions

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The pads most commonly recommended on this forum are Kool Stop Salmon. They are made in a variety of configurations, you should be able to find the kind you need.
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Hard to say without knowing what kind of brakes you have, but going by the ones you linked:

https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Bicy...dp/B000BMT2GU/
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I like Clarks brake pads, the premium type, i.e.:
https://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Bolt-On...arks+brake+pad
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Parts choices often depend on the buyer's location. Not all products are available in all markets, and overseas shipping can be fairly expensive. Adding your location to your profile would help people advising, and get you better information on products more readily available.
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr
The pads most commonly recommended on this forum are Kool Stop Salmon. They are made in a variety of configurations, you should be able to find the kind you need.
They are a little expensive, I have to buy 4 brake pad
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Originally Posted by chagzuki
I like Clarks brake pads, the premium type, i.e.:
https://www.amazon.com/Clarks-Bolt-On...arks+brake+pad
Looks cool but will it work good? it doesn't have customer reviews
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I don't live in USA but I am have to send them to USA address then shipping company arrive it in my country
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Originally Posted by FBinNY
Parts choices often depend on the buyer's location. Not all products are available in all markets, and overseas shipping can be fairly expensive. Adding your location to your profile would help people advising, and get you better information on products more readily available.
+1. Thanks for mentioning this FB. It would be extremely helpful and I think it should be required before one can post.
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Originally Posted by Giorgi
Looks cool but will it work good? it doesn't have customer reviews
You asked for advice and received a recommendation (review). We don't know for sure it will work good (sic) as we don't know if the rest of your brake system is properly maintained and of good quality, nor if you have steel or aluminum rims.
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Originally Posted by Giorgi
Looks cool but will it work good? it doesn't have customer reviews
In my experience they're better than Kool Stop, and I've found them similar to swiss stop pads. Though for all I know manufacturers are changing compounds regularly, so it's hard to make objective comparisons. I've been sufficiently pleased with Clarks brake pads to keep using them, I think the dorky branding puts people off and they're cheaper than similarly performing products.

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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr
The pads most commonly recommended on this forum are Kool Stop Salmon. They are made in a variety of configurations, you should be able to find the kind you need.
Another vote for Kool Stop pads. Although I've found Richey pads to be very good.
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Did not see any mention in OP of what type of fittings are needed
to attach the pad to the brake itself
long or short bolt or plain post, road or mountain v or cantilever or caliper..

though all the links are for V brake pads..

do you want , now, to spend a little more,
for a replaceable pad and holder shoe set. like this :
https://www.koolstop.com/english/v_typeholder.html
and save some when you just replace the insert next time?


or continue buying a molded disposable 1 piece.. ?

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Finally I ordered this
https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-BR-M42...brake++shimano

price is almost the same as brake pads, my brake system was quite old so decided to buy this
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If you're getting brakes *and* pads for the price of a decent set of pads... well, hope they work for you.
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