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Brake Calipers - Do you get brake pads?

doyler78doyler78 Posts: 1,951
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
I've got a new fork coming as the old gave up the ghost however I need long reach brakes so I'm getting the Shimano R650 brake and I'm assuming they come with brake pads as all the pictures on all the sites show them but just wanting to make sure.

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  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    wouldn't be much use as a brake if it came without pads....
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    the r450 calipers i bought from ribble 2 weeks ago came with pads
  • doyler78doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    softlad wrote:
    wouldn't be much use as a brake if it came without pads....

    Well it wouldn't be much of a brake without the brake cable and levers so I guess they come standard too :lol:
  • doyler78doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    moonshine wrote:
    the r450 calipers i bought from ribble 2 weeks ago came with pads

    Great. Thanks
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,362
    my r650 came with pads

    they weren't very good though, after a few days i changed them for some koolstop ones which were *much* better
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • doyler78doyler78 Posts: 1,951
    sungod wrote:
    my r650 came with pads

    they weren't very good though, after a few days i changed them for some koolstop ones which were *much* better

    I've been using Swisstop Green Pads on my other bike and I like a lot so I'll give them a chance first and if they are poor I'll change over to Swisstops. The brake pads that came with my 105 bike have been great. Much better than the ones I got with my Dura Ace so hopefully I might get something half decent :D
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