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    aternative for swisstop bb5 pads now they aren't made anymore

    hello and thanks to read me,

    i just upgraded my bb5 calipers with ripcord and speed dial's(i got 185mm discs from the start), and they went to good lever feeling to great .

    BUT i just finished my last swisstop (green colour) pads and i HAD to get back to avid ones because they can't be bought anymore. i got to swisstop site and they have disappeared!

    the brakes stop me well, andf i like them. however, avid pads performance drops and becomes noisy as soon as it rains (and i like going out to roll when it rains).

    swisstop pads have always made my day, does someone know:

    1) where i can still find some so i can stock em!
    2) what alternative bb5 pads should i consider for nice performance.

    i don't mind if they wear fast, i don't mind if pretty expensive.

    thanks a lot for your answers,

    Fabrice

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    Try TruckerCo brake pads. They last longer than OEM and they stop better. As a bonus, they are on sale in the their eBay store right now!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Try TruckerCo brake pads. They last longer than OEM and they stop better. As a bonus, they are on sale in the their eBay store right now!!!
    Which of the three types do you like vs OEM?

    Quote Originally Posted by truckerco
    Organic Semi-Metallic (Black Color) * Best Value
    Best all around pad. High friction coefficient. Low noise. High durability. Good modulation. Excellent performance in wet and dry conditions. Comes on steel back plate. Safe to use with alloy and carbon rotors.

    Sintered Metallic (Copper/Yellow Color)
    Extreme conditions. High durability. Best modulation. Lower friction coefficient. More prone to noise. High metal content. Comes on copper back plate.
    Superlight Alloy / Organic Semi Metallic (Silver Color)

    High performance. Light weight. Softest compound. Highest friction coefficient. Lowest noise. Alloy back plate saves weight and quickly dissipates heat. Safe to use with alloy and carbon rotors.

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    thanks for replying everyone, i got some brake authority stuff (from local shop) i'll give a feedback if they match the swisstop performance.

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