What type of kool stop pad to buy??

rodgers73
rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited November 2010 in Road beginners
Hello,
I'm looking at the kool stop website and cant seem to decide what type of pad to buy for my road bike.

I'll be buying some old style Continental ones for my 1980s bike but the new road bike leaves me a but unsure. Looks like the Eagle Claws or Supra/Supra 2 would work but the website isnt totally clear on what types work with what bikes.

I have bog standard road bike brakes - any ideas what I can buy? I dont want to end up with something thats only good for BMXs or MTBs!

Cheers

Tom

Comments

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,885
    if your brakes are shimano/compatible, these are the ones...

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/kool-stop-dura- ... e-inserts/
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • rodgers73
    rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    I'm not sure if they are, but I dont have a cartridge to mount them in anyway. I'd prefer a solid block rather than messing with cartridges/inserts.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,885
    current standard road bike brakes are cartridge ones, it's usually much easier to swap an insert than to replace a complete block

    sounds like you have something different

    what make/model brakes are they?
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • rodgers73
    rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    They dont have a name, they came with the bike. The block looks similar to the Supra - a solid block with a screw thread built in to it, rather than a cartridge.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,885
    if you look up the spec of the bike it'll usually say what the brakes are

    but if you see one that looks the same, chances are it'll be ok
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • rodgers73
    rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
    ok, thanks
  • top_bhoy
    top_bhoy Posts: 1,424
    G to the LBS and get the right ones. After that, you will know for sure which ones correctly fit and you can then buy again later, eiher online or from the LBS. If you're unsure, it will be more hassle than its worth (and cost more) to return the items if you're assessment turns out to be wrong.