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smoking re cork pads

I thought for one moment this was a DIY method of recycling old champagne corks.

Picked this up somewhere

..formulated pads with cork for carbon rims, but this only serves to lower brake temperatures through low coefficient of friction, and therefore poor braking performance and feel...

I guess carbon rims heat up quicker than alloy with any type of brake material, and as cork grips worse it heats up less.

Why would you want to have some dodgy blocks on your bike - isn't it better to avoid lock up by feel and know you've got some bite back there if you need it?
 

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I stand corrected

JimP said:
Charlie,

The issue is that the carbon rims do not accept or dissipate the heat from the pads. The pads actually melt and leave deposits on the rim. The cork impregnated pads work better on the carbon rims and have a much better feel than the non-cork pads.

Jim
Thanks Jim, there's another reason why I can't 'afford' carbon-rimmed wheels!!
 
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