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New brake blocks for Shimano wheels

jamlalajamlala Posts: 284
edited May 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi there

Can you recommend some good value brake blocks for Shimano Ultegra 6700 wheels. The standard ones that came with the bike (a Specialized Secteur) are a bit cheap and nasty - upgraded wheels = better brake blocks required etc!

Any suggestions please?!
Cannondale Supersix 105 2013- summer bike - love it!
Cannondale CAAD12 - racing fun!
Trek Crockett 5 - CX bike, muddy fun!
Scott Scale 940 MTB XC racer.
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  • rpd_steverpd_steve Posts: 361
    Anything from Swisstop, Coolstop or Aztec will work well. Everyone has a fav but they are all goo quality, but the feel differs slightly. The shimarno 105 spec blocks are reasonable too.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Yepp, another vote for Swiss stop (green) or Kool stop (pink, black or my fav dual compound). The Swiss stop always look to be more expensive but are priced per complete set rather than per pair. Both models will make a big difference.
  • white91white91 Posts: 431
    Swissstop Green, two pairs were £18.50 at Wiggle the other day, I have just switched over.
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    +1 for Swiss Stop/Kool Stop.

    A cheaper alternative (and not as good, but will be better than what you've got on) are Gooey pads - they're ok for the price.
  • wishitwasallflatwishitwasallflat Posts: 2,927
    I swapped the OEM pads on my Sectuer for Koolstop Salmons a few months ago - wish I had done it the day I got the bike - vast improvement in control, power and ability to stop in the wet - look no further!
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