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    Mixed red/green compound pads in Avids?

    Picked up some spare pads for my Avid discs. EBC, one set of red, one of green. What about putting them that way on install? One of each in each caliper. Anyone done this?
    I've only used standard Avid pads, and Kool Stops before. Thought I'd give the EBC pads a try.

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    Nope but....

    I've heard that the red wears faster than the greens. So you will get rid of one pad before the another one. After a while you will have one green left and no reds to go.

    How good were the Kools compared to the avíds??
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    You beat me to the question on this. I was talking about brake wear and squeal at my LBS and the EBC pads were brought up. The tech mentioned that he's sometimes installed a mixed set like that and has had some good success. His advice is usually good but I'd like some other opinions.
    Has anyone done this? The idea is intriguing.

    FWIW, I run the XT disc set and have been using shimano's pads. I go through several rear pad sets a year.

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    Did your Koolstops looked more like the Avids or like Hayes???

    I got a set and they look more like Hayes. The hook at the top of the pad is straight on the outer side as opposite to the Avids which have a hook outwars to clip in the caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    I've heard that the red wears faster than the greens. So you will get rid of one pad before the another one. After a while you will have one green left and no reds to go.

    How good were the Kools compared to the avíds??
    yeah your pads will be assymetrical if you use a green and red in one brake. i would put the reds in front and greens in rear.

    and i'd also like to know how the kools compared to the avids!

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    the kool stops haven't been as good. not bad, just not as good. they seem to fade more, and seem a bit less powerful - as in, i am needing to use more pull at the lever than before. didn't change anything else on the brakes, and yes, this was after plenty of wearing in. they seem to be crumbling, for lack of a better word, at the edges of the pad material. wearing faster than my avid pads did, as well.

    thanks for the advice. i'll try the reds in front and see how they feel with green in back, then maybe swap for a few rides to compare.
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    Scrub....

    Any input on the shape of the koolstops??

    I wrote koolstop but they haven't replied yet.

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