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Old 05-07-13, 12:35 PM
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Whats your favourite brakepad?

Hi everyone!

As the title says, I would like to know what your favourite brake pad is. I'm going on a 5000 kilometer trip in a couple of months, and I want to put the best brakepads on my bike.

I have Shimano Deore LX V-brakes, on a Mavic XM 317 rim, and I look for durability over time, and breaking power. The brakes will be fighting a near 300 lb load with me, bike and gear.

I've read through the previous posts and it seems that a lot of you favour Kool Stop brake pads? What is your experience, and what would you choose?

Thank you!

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How about this one? https://www.koolstop.com/english/v_typeholder.html..

I use Kool Stop pads , just dont have a V brake caliper set..

I have KS Salmon pads on my Magura HS33 brakes . and on my Cantilever and old <C> Road bike Brakes.

For plain post I'm using these on my Cantilevers https://www.koolstop.com/english/eagle2.html

older bikes with less clearance between fork blades, this may fit better.. ..
https://www.koolstop.com/english/bmx.html

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All in unison now, Kool Stop Salmons.

Tough to beat.
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Fietsbob nailed it...
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I like Kool Stops and have used them for years.
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Originally Posted by robow
All in unison now, Kool Stop Salmons.

Tough to beat.


On more of my bikes than not.

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I kind of like Avids. I found the Coolstop Salmons powerful, but kind of noisy and grabby.
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Originally Posted by robow
All in unison now, Kool Stop Salmons.

Tough to beat.
Nope. Kool Stop Dual Compound., preferably in the mountain pad. Less squeally than the Salmons.
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Whats your favourite brakepad?

Ha! BF Flame war! Salmons vs Dual-compounds... This could go to 1000 posts folks!
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Thank you for your opinions!

I will definetly go with the Kool-Stop brakepads, I'm thinking Salmon since they're cheaper at my LBS.
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