Brake blocks for winter commuting

bianco

New Member
Hi guys

I've got some Dura Ace brake blocks at the moment but they "dissolve" in the wet and are completely uneffective.

I can't upgrade to discs and a hub/roller brake won't be practicle to upgrade.

Any ideas, I'm thinking of Kool Stop Salmon.

Thanks

Martin
 

ChrisW

Senior Member
My shimano blocks really aren't that good in the rain.

Kool Stop Salmon are supposed to be good, but the COLOUR!

I've got some Aztec (don't know which type) and theyare pretty good.
 
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User482

Guest
I have Kool stop salmons. They work well but the bolts have gone rusty. Not a problem if you already have compatible cartridge holders though.
 

palinurus

Legendary Member
Location
Watford
Minor thread hijack: I use Koolstops on one of my bikes, to get the cartridge holders I ended up upgrading my brakes to Ultegra- since it didn't cost that much more than just buying the holders (the original callipers weren't very good anyway)

I've got some pretty good deep-drop brakes on my commuter- anyone know where I can get fairly cheap cartridge holders so I can use Koolstops on that too?
 
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