Kool Stop International C89 Series Brake Pads

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Fits Campagnolo®, Record, Chorus and Athena type holders
  • Salmon: for wet conditions
  • Black: for normal conditions
  • Z-Chromium: for ceramic rims


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by stealthfixr a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 22, 2007

    Strengths:    Better than Shimano braking feel and power
    Excellent Price
    Easy to replace


    Weaknesses:    Might be wearing quicker than Shimano (that's okay--I'll take that)

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought these to quiet brake chatter and scratrching of my AL rims. I considered the KOOL and Swiss Stop pads, and went with the KOOL stops for being locally available, and cheaper. Upon installation, I noticed an immediate improvement in braking from the Ultegra pads I replaced. That improvement has remained constant, and did not drop off with age. Plus, no more metallic bits in the pads ripping up my wheels.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anything on Hawaii

    Price Paid:    $7.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano Ultegra

    Bike Setup:   Trek Pilot 5.2


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by n2ah a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 24, 2002

    Strengths:    Great braking power, keeps your rims clean, won't get embedded with grit.

    Weaknesses:    Some folks won't like the salmon color.

    Bottom Line:   
    I switched from Shimano to Kool Stop Salmon pads two years ago and couldn't believe the improvement.

    Get any version of the "salmon" colored Kool Stop pads. (The salmon color comes from the iron oxide in the pad material.) They have fantastic stopping power, and they will NOT pick up bits of grit or aluminum from your rims. Your rims will stay nice and clean (no black gunk).

    The salmon pads come in many different styles including "refills" for Campy and Shimano, as well as "Thinline" and "Eagle 2." There are models for Road and MTB.

    The "Continental" version of these pads are only $4.95/pair and will last a very long time. I ordered mine from Harris Cyclery in MA. Their website has all the details:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brakeshoes.html

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    Favorite Ride:   North Shore Hills

    Price Paid:    $5.00

    Purchased At:   Harris Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano.

    Bike Setup:   Columbus SL road bike with 9 speed Dura-Ace/Ultegra mix.



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