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    what v brake pads do you suggest??

    any ideas on some good v pads? i was considering kool stop and the jagwires, but i have not tried them.anybody have experience with those or something better? thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialSSauce
    any ideas on some good v pads? i was considering kool stop and the jagwires, but i have not tried them.anybody have experience with those or something better? thanks.
    Kool Stop salmon colored pads. They come in cartridge or complete pads.
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    I always liked

    the WTB dual compound pads. They're a little more $$, but I felt they stopped better, and kept the rims in better shape than the kool-stops. I notice that kool now has a dual-compound too. I haven't tried those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    the WTB dual compound pads. They're a little more $$, but I felt they stopped better, and kept the rims in better shape than the kool-stops. I notice that kool now has a dual-compound too. I haven't tried those.
    I'm pretty sure Kool Stop makes the pads for WTB and Ritchey, so the compounds are probably the same. All you wanted to know about salmon pads:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakeshoes.html

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    Koolstop Dual compound

    I really like the Koolstop dual compound pads, they bite really hard. I find that Koolstop pads seem to bite harder on Sun and Bontrager rims than on Mavic. Maybe it was just the combination of different rims I have owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    Kool Stop salmon colored pads. They come in cartridge or complete pads.
    I followed this advice, from the same person, and have been happy with them. I was actually all set to upgrade to disc brakes in the front. I had said, 'OK, when I run out of my stash of V brake pads, I just get discs in front'. I was going through brake pads pretty quickly. I change them before they are totally shot because I have had bad experiences with wearing through all the way before a ride is over. A really long wet ride where I end up walking the fun downhills!

    But the salmon pads work well, even when wet, and last longer.

    I have also gained a full inch in girth since using the salmon pads! and I am not talking about my waist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    Kool Stop salmon colored pads. They come in cartridge or complete pads.
    Ditto.

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