Giant scr 2 wet weather braking

richy2686
richy2686 Posts: 6
edited August 2009 in Workshop
Hi, 1st post on here.

Im trying to find out what alternatives to the brake pads fitted on the scr2 there are.

After applying my brakes and carrying straight on, on my ride home earlier this week in the pouring rain, i think it would be a good idea to try and swap the pads as a minimum.

The wheels are standard as supplied and i dont know what influences wet braking more (rims or pads)? The bike is tiagra.

Can anybody on here offer some advice please?

Comments

  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    Get a set of these: http://www.dotbike.com/ProductsP5993.aspx?utm_source%3dinternal%26utm_medium%3dsite%26utm_campaign%3dDDI
    Kool Stop brake pads and holders. - sold as a pair, so you'll need two sets for front and rear. They also come with a spare set of Salmon pads.
    Not only do they improve braking 100%, but they make setting-up easier, as the holders allow for easy adjustment of toe-in angle.
    P5993_250.jpg
    ...and they look pretty. 8)
    Cycling weakly
  • John.T
    John.T Posts: 3,698
    +1 for Koolstop Salmon. If you already have brakes with replacable pads, not pads and shoes combined then you only need to get new pads. You need the Dura ones.
    Regarding what influences wet braking most, it is the wet. Even with the best pads you need to do it sooner then be prepared to ease off the brakes as they dry to prevent wheel lock up.
  • simon_e
    simon_e Posts: 1,706
    Fit some new pads (after cleaning *all* the muck off your rims).

    I swapped my SCR 2's original pads for Aztec but they're not a great deal better. Going to fit a set of Kool-Stop soon as I already have some dual compound salmon & black on the MTB's cantis. They're easy to align, noticeably better in the wet, wear well and don't leave rim gunge everywhere.

    Do you need the holders? They're an extra £10. I'd have thought the pads will fit into the existing Shimano-compatible holders.
    Aspire not to have more, but to be more.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    Simon E wrote:
    Fit some new pads (after cleaning *all* the muck off your rims).

    I swapped my SCR 2's original pads for Aztec but they're not a great deal better. Going to fit a set of Kool-Stop soon as I already have some dual compound salmon & black on the MTB's cantis. They're easy to align, noticeably better in the wet, wear well and don't leave rim gunge everywhere.

    Do you need the holders? They're an extra £10. I'd have thought the pads will fit into the existing Shimano-compatible holders.

    If the Giant SCR2 comes with the "cartridge type" holders already, you will only need the pads. :wink:
    Cycling weakly
  • Ruffy
    Ruffy Posts: 15
    Shouldn't need holders, as the koolstop pads can be fitted into the holders which came with the bike. (2008 model scr2 - TIAGRA).

    Make a big difference to braking performance.

    Cheers
  • Thanks everyone for the advice. I had a look at the pads on the bike and i should just be able to unscrew them from what i can see. Il get myself some of the pads suggested and give them a go.

    Thanks again! :)