Brake pads

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Cheshire Celt, 21 Aug 2012.

  1. Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

    Location:
    Alsager
    The brake pads on my new Scott s50 speedster are getting a little low would appreciate some advice on some good quality pads thanks in advance
     
  2. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Koolstop brake pads are good quality. The salmon coloured are great for stopping in the wet but a softer compound than the black
     
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  3. andytheflyer

    andytheflyer Veteran

    Location:
    South Cheshire
    Kool Stops. No further dicussion required. Buy the holders (usually come with pink/black pads) and fit the pink (salmons) as required. Perfect for Cheshire cowsh............

    Progressive, quiet, sensitive. Nothing better - even though I've not tried the rest. End of story.

    You'll not regret them.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

    Location:
    Alsager
    Thanks guys
     
  5. andytheflyer

    andytheflyer Veteran

    Location:
    South Cheshire
    U R welcome - do you get cowsh...... in Alsager?
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

    Location:
    Alsager
    Not too much shite on the rds lol
     
  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    You must be using your brakes too much; my standard black Shimano pads are still mostly unworn after 4500 miles!

    Regular cleaning of rims and pads will make them last longer and of course I seldom ride in wet weather, being a fair weather ponce.
     
  8. being a fairweather ponce probably explains why your pads are still unworn...
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Cheshire Celt

    Cheshire Celt Legend

    Location:
    Alsager
    Yeh had a few wet rides lately
     
  10. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    There's a good website that do their own pads and are very cheap - can't temember it off the top of my head (Colin J knows it) but I bought 2 sets off them for about a fiver. They are pretty good pads too.
     
  11. discobrakes?
     
  12. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Yes:thumbsup:

    FYI, I have bought swisstop before and they are excellent. However the discobrake pads seem to be no worse. They have been on the rear brake now for about 2 months and show very little wear (perhaps 1000 miles on them).
     
  13. Kiwiavenger

    Kiwiavenger im a little tea pot

    im using aztec charcoals at the minute, i tried the cheapy clarks ones and i didnt stop so quickly binned them (kept the shiny shiny cartidge holders) for the charcoals. love them however care is still needed in the wet!
     
  14. likewise, I'm using a std discobrakes pad set to replace my original SRAM pads (made by Swisstop) - they are just as effective..
     
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