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Kool-Stop Salmon Road Brake Pad Inserts

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Kool-Stop Salmon Road Brake Pad Inserts

Replacement Salmon Rim-Friendly pads by Kool-Stop for standard road caliper cartridge brake shoes, such as Dura-Ace/Ultegra/105 brakes. Also compatible with SRAM and Tektro brakes.
  • Salmon compound is designed for use with Aluminum Rims in Wet or Dry conditions
  • Replacement inserts for cartridge style brake shoes. Includes pair of pads only, no shoes
  • Brake Fit - Shimano / SRAM / Tektro road caliper Brakes
  • Sold as a set of two brake pads enough for one brake caliper
  • For use with Aluminum rims only. Not intended for use with carbon rims.
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Great for aluminum rims
These are great pads for all around use. Not sure why Koolstop advertises only for wet use. They provide excellent braking power. They don't get metal shards embedded in the pad, which can eat away at your rim very quickly. Switching to these pads is one of the first things I do when I get a new bike.

PROS: Stopping power, Debris Rejection
October 26, 2012
Location:
NYC
The best pad inserts you can buy.
I use these exclusively on my road and cyclocross bikes. Exceptionally long lasting in dry and wet conditions.

Wear quite slowly in even the muddiest of 'cross races.

Quiet and tend not to pick up that mamy debris (probably a result of the denser compound).

A must for someone who rides at all in inclement weather.

PROS: Low noise, Long Lasting, Great In Mud And Wet, Easy To Install

BEST USES: Cyclocross, Road
October 4, 2012
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Great All Around Replacement Pads
These pads get the job done. The Salmon pads look nice and offer slightly less "grabby" braking with better modulation for racing. You don't want a super grabby pad for racing, and these take off the speed in a nice graded manner.

The refills will work for any modern cartridge caliper road brake setup, not just Ultegra or Dura Ace. I currently am running these on BR-5600s and they work nice. I'm sure they'll work on SRAM road brakes as well.

No wet weather use as of yet, but both colors of pad offer good performance in dry conditions. Shimano pads have a better, cushier, grabbier feel in general, but these are probably your second best bet.

Not for use with carbon rims.

PROS: Good modulation, Inexpensive, Nice Wearing, Color contrast

CONS: Not Very Grabby, Harder Compound, Can Be Noisy As they Age

BEST USES: Shimano Brakes, Road bike
June 19, 2012
Location:
Riverside, CA
perfect, simple
What more can I say, they work better than other products I've tried. And they're cheap.
December 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Works well
A reliable, great performing product. I've used them before, and will again.

PROS: Easy To Install, Great Stopping Power
July 31, 2014
Location:
NY
Great cheap bike upgrade
One of the cheapest upgrades for a rider with aluminum wheels. Also one of the few upgrades that make a very clear and obvious ifference in your first ride.

PROS: Handles Elements Well, Easy To Install, Great Stopping Power

BEST USES: Wet Conditions, Road Biking
August 3, 2015
Location:
Wisconsin
Best pads.
My favorite pads. I've used these on a wicked downhill (20%+ in sections, almost a mile/over 1.5km) on a wet day, with no problem and no fade. Pads are cheap; get these good ones.

PROS: Great Stopping Power, Fade- Free
April 20, 2013
Location:
Central Jersey
Koolstop Rock
Jenson was fast with the shipping and I couldn't be happier! Thanks.

PROS: Great performance, Great Value

CONS: none
February 23, 2012
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
GREAT!
Kool Stops are the best. I use them on all my bikes. These on the road bike, dual compound mountains on the cross bike and commuter. HUGE upgrade over standard Tektro or Shimano pads.

They work with standard Shimano/Sram/Tektro cartridges, so it takes longer to find the right hex wrench than it take to pop a new set of pads on.

PROS: Fade- Free, Great Stopping Power, Handles Elements Well

BEST USES: Wet Conditions, Road Biking
December 6, 2013
Location:
D.C.
Replacement Pads for Tektro CR720
Delivery from Jensons has always been awesome!

PROS: Easy To Install, Great Stopping Power
January 17, 2013
Location:
Orange County, CA

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will this work on standard Tektro RX 3.0 v-brakes? my pads seem super weak lately?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are road brake inserts and won't fit a V-brake. I have attached the correct inserts, or if you need complete shoes, I have attached those as well.
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