SwissStop Pads – Really that good?

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  • sputnik
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    Gotta agree, currently running some Swisstop greens and they are ok, but won’t buy them again.
    I’ve used Koolstop salmon (orange) pads before and they are great in the wet and just as good in the dry.

    They seem to be “standard” for carbon rims, but I’ve never found them that much better on normal alloy ones.

    soma_rich
    Member

    I rate the clarks multi compound ones. Still not great in the wet (is anything?) But much better than Shimano IMO.

    johnellison
    Member

    Great. 🙄 £20 wasted on some Swiss cheese…

    rewski
    Member

    i found them pretty good with formula r1s, maybe clean your rotors.

    johnellison
    Member

    i found them pretty good with formula r1s, maybe clean your rotors.

    All well and good, but I’m talking road bike here…

    In any case, I did clean my rims with IPA.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Too good for cleaning wheels 🙂

    FWIW, Koolstop Salmon here and they were a wet weather braking revelation!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Bugger, I have those swissstops ready to go on….

    rewski
    Member

    but I’m talking road bike here…

    sorry… speed reading and eating lunch 😉

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Kool Stop salmons are amazeballs.

    Bit disappointed with the SwissStop pads in my new Rival calipers by comparison.

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    I’ve used Swisstop Green for ages in Campag calipers on Ksyriums and they’re ace in the wet for me. I’ve used Koostop Salmon too and they were also very good. Maybe the compound’s changed or they don’t like your rims.

    Premier Icon benji
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    What rims are you using OP?

    eyerideit
    Member

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    I’m liking my SwissStops for commuting, much better than Dura Ace.

    Worth the extra in my opinion.

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    johnellison
    Member

    A while ago I asked for a recommendation for replacement road bike brake pads over the original Shimano 105s fitted to my bike. I felt that the Shimano pads were “combat ineffective” in the wet.

    I’ve since replaced them with SwissStops as recommended by quite a number of people, but they seem worse in the wet than the Shimanos.

    Am I missing something?

    Premier Icon schnor
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    Hmmm, glad its not just me that didn’t think the Swissstop greens were particularly good (although they had a better initial bite than the KS salmons when it was very wet). Back on the salmons now, much better overall IMO

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