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Shimano Sora brake pads

Discussion in 'Technical Know How' started by Rob1984, 4 Jun 2011.

  1. Rob1984

    Rob1984 New Member

    Location:
    Durham
    I have a Specialized Allez with Shimano Sora brakes on, but I can't seem to find any brake pads that say they designed for them. Does anyone know what types I can use or which ones are best? I did a search and found Shimano Ultegra and Shimano 105, but I don't know if they are compatible.

    Thanks.
  2. the_mikey

    the_mikey Tea master

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    Shimano ultegra pads should be compatible:

    http://www.wiggle.co...f-brake-blocks/
  3. Nebulous

    Nebulous Senior Member

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    I have an Allez with Tiagra brakes and the problem with them, which I think is the same with Sora, is that they come as a complete unit- whereas the higher level ones have a metal casing and a pad as a cartridge which fits inside it.

    I understand you can swap them over, but you need to buy the casing and the pad - not just the pad.
  4. Alien8

    Alien8 Senior Moment

    Basically any road pad for a caliper brake should be fine. Then it becomes a question of how much you want to pay, whether you want separate pads/holders, specific pad compound etc.
  5. gwhite

    gwhite Senior Member

    Location:
    Auchtermuchty Fife
    They might be compatible but they are hard and eventually do wear the rim. Not too efficient either. Better to find an equivalent in Koolstop which solves both these problems.
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I've got ultegra pads on sora brakes... no probs.
  7. Alembicbassman

    Alembicbassman Confused.com

  8. 2Loose

    2Loose Über Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    A few of us on here use these (a tenner each end) on Sora calipers with very satisfactory results.
  9. Rob1984

    Rob1984 New Member

    Location:
    Durham
    Thanks for the replies. I've decided to order the Shimano Ultegra this time. As this is the first time I've had to replace them, I thought I'd go with a brand I know.
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    I've been using the Ultegras for the last year and liked them, £10 a pair, one piece, lots more wear than the cartridge low profile pads I had originally, they were fine for me and I brake a lot

    dunno about rim wear but I do wear rims out over a year but again and I'm a big lump braking hard a lot

    just fitted some looky likey ones the London Bicycle Repri shop recomends, £5 a pair, felt very good on the ride home, see what happens in the wet I suppose