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Swisstop Yellow King or Black Prince

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Old 06-06-14, 10:37 AM
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Swisstop Yellow King or Black Prince

The Black Prince has been out for maybe 2 years now. What's the verdict on this brake pad for carbon?
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Old 06-06-14, 11:06 AM
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I run Black Prince pads on my Rails, and they are awesome.
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Black Prince all the way.
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Based on what I've read elsewhere, Reynolds Blue is where it's at. Still.
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Black Prince es numero uno on my bieks, es very bueno better
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I like them both for both aluminum and carbon. I adopted Black Prince when I started riding carbon rims and was completely satisfied with it. When I decided carbon wasn't for me, I just continued using those brakes but with aluminum rims. Also excellent performance in all conditions.
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Before you guys use Black Prince, did you previously use Yellow King? And if so, do you notice any differences, good or bad? For instance, was the Black Prince a bit softer material-wise and therefore not as long-lasting?

When you purchased Black Prince, was it from online?
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Came with the Rails, and I see no reason to change. I have the Reynolds blue for the Reynolds rims, and there is a difference between those two. Slightly softer, but I'm OK with that. I'm fortunate to live close enough to Excel to pick them up in person, which I'll be doing later today.
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I'am very happy with BP but Psimet mentioned at one time his riders did not care for them in the rain so they stopped using them. I don't ride in the rain so matter to me.
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Nothing works perfectly in the rain.
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Swisstop Yellow King or Black Prince

I thought maybe this was chewing tobacco. That had a small following at one time in cycling.
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is the black prince good for long descents? if not, whats a good pad known for heat dissapation? im planning on doing the mt diablo but the descent its a bit crazy.
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Best to enjoy a descent you earned rather than fritter it away with senseless over-braking.

Don't over think it.
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Swisstop offers both for reasons maybe obvious to them. But from what I read above, there is seems to be very little.
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