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    Rim brake pads

    I run a mullet setup on my Soma; disk front-V back. I've used rim wrangler 2's, Some other Avid, and now some no name pads that I don't like.

    My wheel is a Mavic 317 on a WI eccentric non disk hub. Because of the hub I am trying to stick with the wheel I have rather than buying another wheel. My rim brake is a single digit 7.

    Does anyone have a good pad recommendation? Kool stops maybe? Which ones?

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    kool stop reds are great.

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    I've just switched to these Kool Stop Techtonics.
    They work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    I've just switched to these Kool Stop Techtonics.
    They work well.
    Do you have to buy individual inserts or does the pad come with that setup?

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    The pads come with the shoes and the shoe actually is part of the concentric setup for aligning you pads to increase stiffness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Moore
    I run a mullet setup on my Soma; disk front-V back. I've used rim wrangler 2's, Some other Avid, and now some no name pads that I don't like.

    My wheel is a Mavic 317 on a WI eccentric non disk hub. Because of the hub I am trying to stick with the wheel I have rather than buying another wheel. My rim brake is a single digit 7.

    Does anyone have a good pad recommendation? Kool stops maybe? Which ones?
    I've tried a bunch. My favorites are Kool-Stop Salmon.
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    +1 Kool-Stop Salmon with Avid SingleDigit 7 calipers and levers

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    Salmon's eh? I found two choices. One is the insert and the other has the threaded post(no cartridge shoe).
    I assume the insert would be the better choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Moore
    Salmon's eh? I found two choices. One is the insert and the other has the threaded post(no cartridge shoe).
    I assume the insert would be the better choice?
    I use cartridges because the pad changes are easier. I haven't noticed a performance difference between cartridges and non-cartridge. Check your brakes to make sure you have the shoes for cartridge pads, if that's what you want. You can get the shoes from Avid, Jagwire, Shimano, KoolStop and a few other companies.

    As for my pad preference, Avid black, closely followed by Kool Stop and Shimano black compounds.

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    Kool-Stop Salmon inserts here too. I've found that I can set these up with no toe in. No squeal and I have really nice braking power. They are also easier on rims, it seems. I don't get what all the fuss is about discs. If I lived in OR and weighed 200 lbs. maybe I'd get it?

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