Brake Blocks - recommendation?

Dave G

New Member
All,

Need to replace my brake blocks. I live on the side of the Malvern Hills and ride down lots of winding single lane decents, making heavy use of the brakes.

My current (Ultegra) blocks have worn quite quickly.

Any recommendations for some decent stopping power but with durability and longevity?

Thanks
 

trio25

Über Member
Kool Stop, best blocks I have ever used.
 

Joe24

More serious cyclist than Bonj
Location
Nottingham
No they dont Bonj. I have them on the back of my bike. They look like it, but they dont.
I have some Aztec blocks on the front. the braking is pretty good, and the new pads are cheaper then the Ultegra blocks.
Still got to see how long the Aztecs will last though.
 
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Dave G

Dave G

New Member
Thanks chaps - Koolstop (black) pads are on order.
 

gavintc

Guru
Location
Southsea
There is also the argument made to me by my LBS mechanic that brake blocks are supposed to wear down. If you get blocks that wear more slowly, then the rims will wear out more quickly. A softer compound on the blocks is therefore better than a harder (and more abrasive) compound.
 
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