Cyclo-cross - brake pads

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edited December 2009 in Road buying advice

Need some new brake pads for my cross bike. I'm using post-mount Canti's. I've beenusing the SwissStop Canti Rat black (Aqua-stop?) pads so far this season and I quite like them.

What I don't like is the rate at which I'm destroying them (the last set lasted 2 races and the two weeks training between) and at about £18 a set not ideal. Also not good during the race!

I've heard the Green pads are harder wearing. The SwissStop web site annoyingly gives little information other than they're the 'High-performance' compound. Can anyone shed a bit more light on this? How do they compare to the black pads?