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Old 02-18-06, 12:40 AM
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Kool Stop disc brake pads?

Has anyone had any experience with these pads? Around 3 months ago, I purchased some BBB disc brake pads for my rear brake on my Hayes MX-2's as they were the cheapest ones I could get and they haven't lasted. I have them on my bike now and they don't grip at all. The only time they grip is when i pull my lever nearly touching the grip. I've tried tightening them but it doesn't make much difference.

My front brake still has the genuine Hayes pads and are still working fine. I am looking at getting some KoolStop Hayes MX-2 disc brake pads off eBay for a good price ($22). I was wondering if I should get them?

This is what they look like.



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I've never tried them, but in all honesty, I would just replace them with OEM pads.

From my experience, no pads work better then OEM pads.
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I think the company blows compared to Jagwire.
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I've heard of OEM before, but I'm not sure if they sell them over here. Are they cheap?

Thing is, I've had it with my Hayes MX-2's. The next time something goes wrong with my brakes like if the pads stuff up or rotors bend, I'm going to buy some Avid BB7's for Hayes HFX XC's.

I've heard Koolstop are a good brand and for $22AUD ($16 USD, $19 CAD) I think its a good deal. I payed $25 for my BBB's and I do think I got ripped off.
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OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Whatever came with the brakes stock. Just go into a LBS and ask if they have OEM pads for your brakes.

And I know kool stop make excellent V-brake pads, but not sure of ther edisc pads.
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OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer.

Whatever came with the brakes stock. Just go into a LBS and ask if they have OEM pads for your brakes.

And I know kool stop make excellent V-brake pads, but not sure of ther edisc pads.
Better than OEM.
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Yes. I have asked if they have replacement pads for my MX-2's. My bike came with Hayes All-Weather pads. They are $79.95 per end. Rip off!
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Yes. I have asked if they have replacement pads for my MX-2's. My bike came with Hayes All-Weather pads. They are $79.95 per end. Rip off!
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Agreed, thats A rip.
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Sure is.

These are the pads on my rear end at the moment.



They sure make a lot of stuff, BBB.
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I have had Koo Stops on my Avid Mech. and had no problems.
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I had to use Kool Stops once and found they performed very well. I needed new pads at a race and realized I did not bring any extra sets and the only pads the local shop had were Kool Stops. This was on some Hope brakes but the quality of the pads should be the same.

The pads lasted the entire weekend and even after multiple runs (speaking DH) they stopped very well.

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Originally Posted by sS-bEn
Has anyone had any experience with these pads? Around 3 months ago, I purchased some BBB disc brake pads for my rear brake on my Hayes MX-2's as they were the cheapest ones I could get and they haven't lasted. I have them on my bike now and they don't grip at all. The only time they grip is when i pull my lever nearly touching the grip. I've tried tightening them but it doesn't make much difference.

My front brake still has the genuine Hayes pads and are still working fine. I am looking at getting some KoolStop Hayes MX-2 disc brake pads off eBay for a good price ($22). I was wondering if I should get them?

This is what they look like.



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i've used them. not bad, not great. some older kool stop disc pads had problems with the pad material peeling off the backing plate, but they've apparantly solved that problem a long time ago. i never had a problem with any of the sets i've used.

if they are that much cheaper than the stock pads, give them a shot. if you find they suck, then go for the stock setup.
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Yeah thats guys. I'll buy a set off eBay tonight. If they end up being the same as the BBB's, then I'll save some money and buy a new set of brakes.



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