Brake Pads and Shoes
We have years of experience all terrain and
weather with the Kool-Stop brake pads listed below. These pads work well because they tolerate the elevated temperatures
created by the lower heat conductance of the composite materials. They
also work fine on aluminum rims, allowing you to
install one pad system for both training and racing wheels. These pads are
plug compatible with various brake types, including systems that take
"cassettes" or replacement pads only. Please review the
available brake configurations below.
Dura Type. This pad is the most common shipped. It is
compatible with Shimano 9 and 10 speed brake shoes (DuraAce or Ultegra). This is also available as a whole shoe and
pad below. The pad is installed by opening the small set screw in
the shoe (see picture just below) and sliding out the pad. Older
pads may take some force to get out. Important: we recommend changing one side
at a time to have the other as an orientation reference. The
compound we prefer for composites is the green Z-Chromium (described by
Kool-Stop for ceramic rims). They offer other compounds in this
shape also. We carry and recommend the "dual compound"
salmon and black pad for alloy aluminum rims.
Dura Type Shoe and pad. This replaces the entire shoe with a Shimano 9 and 10 speed compatible (DuraAce like) shoe
with a set of the replaceable pads installed (as shown). This shoe has more flexible
adjustment than the Shimano equivalent (adding ball Z-axis pivot) and is
inexpensive and high quality. The shoe shape is plug compatible with the
Dura Type shape pad above. Installing this configuration is a solution for Shimano brake set-ups prior to
the 1997 9
speed era. It is the best solution for other 8 speed brake set-ups
is what we recommend for specialty brand brake calipers like Cane Creek
and others. It also works well for older classic Campy in which the whole shoe is replaced.
Note the shoe attachment bolt system includes a steel washer that may be
removed to adapt for thicker brake calipers.
Campy 2000. This pad is compatible with Campagnolo 9 and 10
speed style brake shoes
(from model year 2000 onward, including Record and Chorus). This fits both
current Campy 9 and 10 speed
set-ups. The compound we prefer for composites is the green
Z-Chromium (described by Kool-Stop for ceramic rims). There are
other compounds available for non-composite rims which we will special
order if you can not find them locally.
Campy 8/9. This pad is compatible with Campagnolo style brake shoes
from 1999 and before (Record and Chorus). Demand for this pad is now
more rare. As an alternative to replacing just the pads, we also recommend
instalingl an entire
replacement shoe (such as the Dura Type shoe described above). This
solution will make your brake set-up compatible with the newer replacement
pad designs that are now not only less expensive and easier to set-up, but
also more broadly available.
|Supra 2. This replaces the entire shoe including retaining post and nut. The configuration works best for cantilever brakes (typical to cycle-cross, recumbent and tandem). It is compatible with some road brake systems with adequate brake caliper clearance off the frame stay or fork (at least one inch or 25 mm). It is the most efficient brake heat sink we know of: a property that supports extended braking heat gain. It incorporates a support backbone, an extended stud, and includes spacers for a wide variety of caliper widths.||
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