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Recommended brake pads to fit Ultegra cartridges

bs147bs147 Posts: 164
edited May 2010 in Road buying advice
Any recommendations for brake pads to fit Ultegra cartridges please? I've been using the standard Shimano pads to date - they are okay but was just wondering about any alternatives.


  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Swissstop green. Don't leave dust all over the bike or gubbins on the rim
    and stop fast in both wet and dry. Well worth the £20 per set of 2 pairs.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Koolstop. Pink for your winter workhorse, black for the summer stallion!
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    + 1 Koolstop salmon
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
  • I Use Koolstop Salmons all year round, tried swissstop greens and not as good as the koolstops. Far better than the Dura Ace pads I bought too.
    Contact matt at bikeradar dot com please
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Will Koolstop pads also fit Tiagra brakes?
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  • ScaldedCatScaldedCat Posts: 111
    I use the Koolstop Dura holders and pads on my Tiagra calipers, hugely better than the Tiagra ones and look great too.

  • flanners1flanners1 Posts: 916
    +1 for Salmon's best upgrade for any OE brakeset or bike for that matter IMO. Saves your rims too......
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  • bs147bs147 Posts: 164
    Thanks for all the responses - I'll give the Kool Stop Salmon a go!
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