- Winter road brake pads?
What is good for this horrendous time of year? My brakes front and rear are now in need of their first replacement and I’m not clued up on what are the go-to options for road brakes. My brakes are Tiagra and I would rather not spend a fortune, though want to get something that will 1. work and 2. last, if at all possible.
Suggestions gratefully received.Posted 6 years agoeyerideitMember
SwissStop for me are well worth the money, but at £25 for a full set it may be more than you’re willing to pay.
I’ve tried cheaper ones and they’re good in the dry but rubbish when it’s cold/wet.
I fitted them in September and commute daily (400miles+ a month) and they’re not that not even halfway down. BTW I don’t clean my bike much either so there’s quite a lot of road filth build up on in.Posted 6 years agobutcherMember
You really need to clean the rims at the very least after every ride at this time of year. It’s the biggest thing I dislike about rim brakes. But takes no time at all really. Quick rub round with a cloth.
Running CoolStop Salmon pads on mine, which I got because I was unhappy with the braking power before, and they helped a lot. Wear a bit faster, but I can’t comment on winter really, because I tend to get the mountain bike out when the weather turns.Posted 6 years ago
Ok, this is the last question – I was going to get these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Clarks-Triple-Compound-Cartridge-Shimano/dp/B005PVLSCS
Am I right in thinking that I can use these for now and that the other pads mentioned above will be compatible with these Clarks cartridges once their pads wear out?Posted 6 years ago
As a final point – those Clarks pads I linked above from Amazon are good value. The pads might not be as good or durable as the pricier ones, but for £7 from Amazon (they are apparently out of stock now, but if they come back in) you get the cartridge pad holders with pads and a further spare set of pads. Should keep me going (/stopping) for a while at least!Posted 5 years ago
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