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Ceramic Brake Pads(6 posts)

Ceramic Brake PadsMikeBu
Sep 10, 2003 2:17 PM
Just got a new wheelset built up with Open Pro Ceramic Rims and DuraAce hubs. This will be used for commuting this winter, yes it's overkill but it sure rides nice. Should I also get Ceramic specific brake pads? One of the reasons I got the Ceramic was for their superior stopping power...
yes, if those are your only rimsDougSloan
Sep 10, 2003 2:51 PM
If you use only ceramic rims, then use ceramic pads. They will last longer and squeek less. However, if you use plain aluminum rims, too, don't use ceramic pads with them; they will eat them up.

yes, if those are your only rimsMikeBu
Sep 10, 2003 3:01 PM
But will the ceramic pads stop as well as regular pads? I am more interested in stopping power then squeeking or pad wear...
Sep 10, 2003 7:18 PM
You won't lose anything with the ceramic pads. Keep in mind that the pads are not ceramic, just designed for ceramic coated rims. You'll have huge friction, particularly when wet, compared to normal rims and pads, probably more friction than those little contact patches of tires can handle.

re: Ceramic Brake PadsMShaw
Sep 10, 2003 8:28 PM
I can vouch for the fact that ceramic rims eat regular pads for breakfast. Inherited a pair of Reflex Ceramic wheels from a friend, rode the wheels, and had an instant need to replace pads: the pads were worn in one ride.

Switched to the Kool Stop ceramic pads. No worries from then on.

re: Ceramic Brake PadsJuanmoretime
Sep 11, 2003 1:06 AM
If you need a set I have a set for Dura Ace/ Ultegra/105. Email me and I'll give you a fair price at hd1812atyahoodotcom. Replace the at with @ and the dot with .