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Aztec Formula Road Brake Shoes(4 posts)

Aztec Formula Road Brake Shoesmpm32
Jun 12, 2003 6:56 AM
Anyone use these?

Looking for something different for my D/A brakes. Do they stop well? Wear well? I've used D/A pads and coolstop pads, how do these compare?
Haven't use the Aztec's, per sejw25
Jun 12, 2003 8:01 AM
but I use Kool-stop salmon pads, which are the same compound.
I really like them - they stop well, wet or dry, seem to be holding up well, even in the East (lots of rain rides). They also don't leave any crud on my rims, though riding in the rain always leaves the tires dirty. On dry rides, I've found the salmon pads to remove any residue left by other pads from the baking surface.
I'm not sure how much difference the metal arch behind the pads makes, but I like being able to change pads without touching the adjustments, so I use the shimano-compatible pads.
Work great on my Atlantis' cantiscory
Jun 12, 2003 1:38 PM
Do those count as road brakes? They're on a road BIKE...
Anyway, big improvement over the (kinda cheesy) stock compound. Haven't had them on long enough to judge wear, but they stop so well I don't really care.
re: Aztec Formula Road Brake ShoesPC
Jun 13, 2003 3:46 PM
I recommend not buying these pads as they are crap. The only thing holding them to the steel holder are a couple studs and glue. I have had my pads fall out of the holder several times, luckily not while riding. I used super glue to put them back on. The road pad selection is pretty slim, but don't buy these.