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Offline chubbs

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Brake pads?
« on: March 21, 2018, 06:08:23 PM »
What is everybody running for brake pads? Been a long time since i've had to shop. Are clear pads still the bee's knees? I'm not overly impressed with the pads on my Model C so I wouldn't mind upgrading.

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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 07:47:31 PM »
I have clear odyssey ghost pads and they're good as long as you keep your rim clean. I feel like my old salmon koolstops were better but I'd have to ride them both back to back to be sure.

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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 01:23:15 PM »
I can't seem to wear out my Kool Stop bmx pads, have both black and salmon ones and they still grab awesome 3 years later.

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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 05:21:47 PM »
Dual compound Kool Stops are the shit. Clear pads work the best, but are so damn loud, its annoying.

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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 03:17:06 AM »
Clear Flys

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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 08:43:29 AM »
I really like the black Fly pads.  Not too sticky, so you can feather them a little bit, but they're still good at gripping when you need a hard hold for fuf's and abubacas. 

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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2018, 10:39:28 AM »
On my usual chrome rim, Salmon Kool Stops all the way (any of the aluminum models with replaceable pad inserts).

For painted rims you almost need clear pads (Ody, Fly, etc) to get enough bite to really lock the wheel up.

I always run my pads with no toe, flat to the rim. Makes them feel better IMO.
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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2018, 04:26:10 PM »
Kool stops or fly pads black or red
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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2018, 08:23:55 AM »
I just put a set of Odyssey Clear by 4's on the front and they seem pretty good so far (as long as my rim is clean but I think that's a separate issue I have).

Prior to that I've ran 'disco' pads for the last 10 years or so, they last a long time and I still run those on my rear brake. I've only been able to find those on eBay recently though.
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Re: Brake pads?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2018, 10:43:14 PM »
Front brakes are always harder to get to lock. Clear on clean chrome is about the best you can do for locking without going hydro or using tar on your rims (which shreds pads like crazy)

Brakeless or shit mechanic dudes always wanted to ride my bike with fronts and then would complain when trying to use the brake alone for ends or nosepicks (the trick is to shift your weight as well...)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2018, 10:49:38 PM by Professor Horatio Hufnagel »

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Re: Brake pads?
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