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Postby reohn2 » 7 May 2010, 11:29pm

Thought I'd let you all know about these :- http://road.cc/node/12663
I've been using them for a few weeks now (bought from my LBS) they're the best Dual Pivot (Shimano RX100) pads I've used,great modulation and incredible one finger stopping power :)

PS one thing,I haven't used them in wet conditions yet.
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Re: Heads up

Postby random37 » 9 May 2010, 10:40am

Twenty quid a set? I have entire bikes that cost less! :shock:

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Postby GrahamNR17 » 9 May 2010, 10:49am

chris667 wrote:Twenty quid a set? I have entire bikes that cost less! :shock:

:lol: :lol: :lol: That says more about you than your brakes :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Heads up

Postby mw3230 » 9 May 2010, 11:12am

chris667 wrote:Twenty quid a set? I have entire bikes that cost less! :shock:


I bet you still darn socks and turn the collars on your shirts!
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Re: Heads up

Postby PW » 9 May 2010, 11:39am

At that price I'll stick with Koolstop/Aztecs!
If at first you don't succeed - cheat!!

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Re: Heads up

Postby Mick F » 9 May 2010, 12:06pm

I use these:
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... 0000000000
No complaints, they work well enough.
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Re: Heads up

Postby Mark R » 9 May 2010, 12:18pm

Twenty quid a set? I have entire bikes that cost less!


I agree with chris; £20 a set is fully taking the P!

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Re: Heads up

Postby Mick F » 9 May 2010, 12:25pm

But do they work well?

What price good brakes?

My Campag ones aren't brilliant, I often wonder if there are better ones out there.
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Re: Heads up

Postby random37 » 9 May 2010, 12:45pm

I think good cables and setup are both more important than brake blocks. Not that I'm saying yours are badly set up, Mick; it's just that there are a lot of bikes out there that aren't set up properly.

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Postby Mick F » 9 May 2010, 1:02pm

Mine are set up perfectly, as per instructions. Campag Chorus "D" 2006.
TBH, there's actually nothing to set up. Fit, adjust, and use them!

In the dry, they are as good a set of brakes as any, but in the wet they are ok. In the very wet, they are only just ok, but that's what normally happens with rim brakes anyway.

Extra friction is what we all want, but it comes at a cost, or should I say costs. Money and longevity. It's the same with tyres: softer rubber equals more grip, and softer rubber equals more wear.
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Re: Heads up

Postby reohn2 » 9 May 2010, 5:57pm

chris667 wrote:Twenty quid a set? I have entire bikes that cost less! :shock:


Yeah but can they stop? :?
I don't think a set of pads (which will take new slip in shoes when the originals wear out)is such a bad price,especially if you compare with total throw away pads
eg;after initial outlay of £20(mine were £16)new pads (the shoes accept any slip in caliper pads)can cost as little as £6.50 so not so bad IMO :)
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Re: Heads up

Postby PH » 9 May 2010, 6:02pm

I've used the V brake version. They're on a par with Koolstop Salmon and around the same price. The softer compound not only offers better braking it'll also improve the longevity of your rims. You'd have to do a lot of testing to work out the cost effectiveness, but there's defiantly some offset. With a softer compound you don't get the bits of aluminium bedded in the blocks. The softer pads will wear quicker, though they tend to be a bit thicker in the first place.
Non of this I really care about, I'll buy the best brakes available, full stop.

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Re: Heads up

Postby reohn2 » 9 May 2010, 6:11pm

PH wrote:I've used the V brake version. They're on a par with Koolstop Salmon and around the same price. The softer compound not only offers better braking it'll also improve the longevity of your rims. You'd have to do a lot of testing to work out the cost effectiveness, but there's defiantly some offset. With a softer compound you don't get the bits of aluminium bedded in the blocks. The softer pads will wear quicker, though they tend to be a bit thicker in the first place.


Something I've also found with the V brake version.which is why I thought I'd tryy the caliper version too.

None of this I really care about, I'll buy the best brakes available, full stop.


I agree,and these pads are pretty darn good IMO
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Re: Heads up

Postby random37 » 9 May 2010, 9:03pm

There was a fair tot of facetiousness in my comment.

If you want to buy funny coloured brake blocks that make you stop better, don't let me stop you. :P

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Re: Heads up

Postby reohn2 » 9 May 2010, 11:15pm

chris667 wrote:There was a fair tot of facetiousness in my comment.

If you want to buy funny coloured brake blocks that make you stop better, don't let me stop you. :P


Well they won't stop you, thats for sure :D
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