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  1. #1
    Rider and Wrench
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    Jan 2008

    Advice on Replacement Pads for V Brakes

    I just got done putting together a bit of a retro ride and installed some XTR 951 V's on it and need to replace the cartrige pads on them. I went right from Canti's to Hydro Discs a long time ago so don't know where to start....
    I am debating on the following (or other suggestions) Please let me know what you have or have not had luck with-
    Genuine Shimano
    Kool Stop

    I do not see the bike these are going on being abused and will probably use a disc brake equipped ride during wet weather. The rims are Bontrager Mustangs with a machined surface. With this in mind they will occasionally get wet etc... my biggest concerns are noise and stopping power rather than super durability. I am no small guy at 210 or so with gear as well as this rigid ride may have to pull double duty by pulling a trailer with 60+ of little ones.

    Any feed back would be appriciated- Thanks
    I Just wish I could ride more!

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    Jan 2009
    i just put some kool stop pads on my avid sd7's and really like the performance so far.

    i highly recommend staying away from the ritchey logic red pads. i had some and they were dead after 2 months. not worth the closeout price i got them for.

  3. #3
    I'd rather be riding!
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    Kool Stop. Best I ever used for rim brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmacon
    Kool Stop. Best I ever used for rim brakes.
    +1. Look for the "salmon"-colored inserts/pads if you can find them - great braking when dry, and unparalleled in the wet.
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  5. #5
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    Two words or one word. Kool Stop, or Koolstop. Period. best ever. my 2 centavos wurth of experience.
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