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Which Kool Stop pads for Avid Shorty 4

Old 05-20-11, 12:10 PM
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Which Kool Stop pads for Avid Shorty 4

I am looking to get some Kool Stop replacement pads for my Avid Shorty 4 brakes and had a question about the pads.

Avid's page says that these brakes take One-Piece Road Cartridge Pads.

Does that mean pretty much any road brake pad - same as used on dual pivot brakes - will work on these?

Edit - is it worth replacing the road brake pads with Kool Stop thinline canti pads+shoes? These are longer than the standard road brake pads. Not sure if that would help or not.


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I think it's harris cyclery that recommends using the Kool Stop Mountain pads on road bikes which you could consider. The issue with the Avid's is squeal. Some people use the cyclocross or dual compound kool stops because they are less likely to squeal. Not sure if the thinline cantis would be more or less likely to squeal.
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the V brake pads would bolt on, as would the Continental, just the bolt is longer
along with the length of the friction material
concave-convex washer sets on the longer bolts, gives you the toe angle..
thinline take up less space, if the boss spacing on the frame is close..

I put Continentals on my small wheel bike And they've been fine..
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If you're unsure, call Kool Stop. I did when I couldn't figure it out, and no one in my area seemed to have them. They were very helpful, and told me to stop in for a tour of the factory if I'm in the area.
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