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 Post subject: Best Canti Brake Pads?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Hi all

What are the best cantilever brake pads for my XT brakes? CRC have some shimano ones that look ok. They are to use :-) not for looks, all suggestions welcome. Can u still get koop stops?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:59 pm 
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http://m.evanscycles.com/products/aztec ... r-ec006144

What we all upgraded to back in the day. Still have them on my Coda cantis now.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Kool Stop Eagle Claw are superbe and still available.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:09 pm 
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http://www.fibrax.com/rim-pads/mtb/hold ... ack-xtreme
These are excellent.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:26 pm 
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I picked up a couple of pairs of these of ebay :

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They are the same as the eagle claw (I think) but they can be removed from the posts and swaped out so you dont have to readjust on replacement - I think they are called quick claws or similar ?

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:29 am 
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Brilliant its all coming back to me know :-)

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:24 am 
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I use V-brake style pads that are removable. Fibrax etc do them in stud setup.
Then just go for the standard thin pads or the thicker triple compound style.

Once setup no need to adjust after a muddy week. just switch the pads. pads are cheap.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:30 am 
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Just done that on my sisters old trek - pretty sure they were Ashima holders and standard pads. Holders are quite neat (all black), pads will be swapped for some salmons when they wear.

Even with the standard pads they are loads better than the standard (aged) shimano I swapped them out for :D

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:27 am 
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I've been using Aztec V Type Grippers on Dia Compe 986 Cantilevers for a few years now. These are big 70mm long blocks. Use in all conditions/seasons, 165 miles a week. Awesome stoppers.

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/mtb-bm ... ztebrbl170


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:08 am 
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scott mathauser, best canti pads ever, stop in the wet like a regular pad in the dry.
Don't think they make them any more? Turned into cool stop salmons I think.
Aztecs were also pretty good.


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