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Kool Stop Dura(6 posts)

Kool Stop Duralotterypick
Aug 12, 2003 11:25 AM
I have the Shimano Dura Ace wheels and I was wondering if the Kool Stop pads are better than the SHimano ones.

I've seen people mention that the Shimano ones eat up their rims but maybe that's just certain types of rim. Thanks for your thoughts.
re: KoolStopChen2
Aug 12, 2003 12:40 PM
I replaced my Dura-Ace pads with KoolStop pads 5 years ago. But I think the later Shimano pads are OK. There were some that were way too hard and even made a scraping noise. If you are worried about your wheels you can easily replace just the rubber inserts with the KoolStop black colored insert pads.
~Al
re: Kool Stop DuraPaulNYC
Aug 12, 2003 2:14 PM
GEt the salmon pads. They have very good reviews.
re: Kool Stopsunobtainium
Aug 12, 2003 2:36 PM
In my experience the Dura Ace pads are softer than black Kool Stops, wear faster, and work better in the wet. I see that Shimano claims to have reformalated the 04 pads to last longer. Campy Record pads seem to behave like the black Kool Stops.
Kool Stopstrout_bum
Aug 12, 2003 7:48 PM
I run 105 brakes with Kool stop red pads. They brake really well, and are easy on my open pro rims-unlike some Ultegra pads I've used. The wet weather compound seems soft, but they are pretty durable as far as wear.
Carbon rimmed?boneman
Aug 13, 2003 12:13 PM
The Shimano are probably going to be the best although the Corima work pad and shoe will fit. May not be that different. I run the Salmons but on metal braking surfaces and they're as good as advertised, beter IMO than the Dura Ace inserts. I also run Campag record and their compound is softer and much more effective than Shimano's so go figure.