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Swissstop Yellows on Gigantex carbon hub

Old 02-17-15, 11:32 AM
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Swissstop Yellows on Gigantex carbon hub

I just picked up a set of wheels running the Gigantex 30mm rims, and I was wondering if I will have any issues if I run the swiss stop yellows on them.
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Old 02-17-15, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by BoostTed View Post
I just picked up a set of wheels running the Gigantex 30mm rims, and I was wondering if I will have any issues if I run the swiss stop yellows on them.
I wouldnt necessarily say issues as really anything can happen with carbon pads/wheels but........regardless of what set of rims you are running, Swiss Stop Yellows are absolutely garbage. They produce a bunch of heat that other pads can help control better, they leave yellow streaks on the track, they have terrible modulation, and they squeal. Oh did I mentioned they suck? That that would be its main attribute.

If you must go with a swiss stop pad, I would look at Swiss Stop Black Prince pads. Worlds better for sure. Reynolds Cryo Power Blue pads are fantastic as well.
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Yellows are fine on Gigantex Rims, I used them for 20k miles. Black Prince and terrible for Gigantex rims, they squeal constantly (I was never able to get rid of the noise) and I burned through a set of pads in 1000miles. I now use blue Reynolds pads and can't imagine using anything else, they have good stopping power and modulation, but don't glaze over after a hard stop like yellows do and don't squeal.
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