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Confused about brake-pad holders for Swiss Stop yellows

Old 11-02-08, 01:58 PM
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Confused about brake-pad holders for Swiss Stop yellows

I'm trying to buy Swiss Stop yellows for my first set of carbon fiber wheels, since that's what 99% of BF members recommended on an earlier thread.

Don't they come sold with the housing (or whatever you can the metal thing with bolt that holds the brakepads). Am I forced to buy Shimano or Campy housings?

I like the Kool-Stop salmons I use on my Al rims. It all came as one piece-housing+ pads. Does Swiss Stop offer this?

Thanks for any info
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You have to use the Shimano or Campy housings.

I used the yellows today on my CF wheels. I'd say they were 9,000 % better than the incredibly lameass Zipp CF brake pads on my Zipp CF wheels. Amazing.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
You have to use the Shimano or Campy housings.

I used the yellows today on my CF wheels. I'd say they were 9,000 % better than the incredibly lameass Zipp CF brake pads on my Zipp CF wheels. Amazing.
what are they like with your ksyriums?
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what are they like with your ksyriums?
Excellent. Amazing product.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Excellent. Amazing product.
good to know.
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Can I just buy the Shimano housings at an LBS?
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Can I just buy the Shimano housings at an LBS?
Yes.
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They come as just the pads, you have to mount them in the metal holders.
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I find it easier to change pads than to replace the holders. It takes a while to get the alignment of the holders just right. When changing the pads there's no alignment issue.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Yes.
Does it have to be Dura-Ace level? How much $$?
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Originally Posted by ericm979
I find it easier to change pads than to replace the holders. It takes a while to get the alignment of the holders just right. When changing the pads there's no alignment issue.
With pre-2009 SRAM you can't change the pads w/o removing the holders.
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Originally Posted by botto
good to know.
Is someone thinking about picking up CF wheels?
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