SwissStop Black Prince pads

Wirral_paul
Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
edited July 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi all

Has anyone bought any of the carbon rim specific SwissStop Black Prince pads at all? If so where did you find them, and how are they in the real world? The reviews sound great but i cant find them in the UK anywhere (Campagnolo version).

Cheers
Paul

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,873
    assuming 'race pro' are the campag ones, google says....

    http://www.wheelies.co.uk/p62178/Swisss ... -Pads.aspx
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    SwissStop brought some new ones out last year - supposedly better than the yellow ones listed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJamzG6Xd7g

    Bike Discount in Germany have them listed but out of stock, and hoping to get some for this weekend

    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k331/a90627/brake-pads-flash-pro-black-price-campagnolo-4-pieces.html
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,873
    the link i sent you has black prince

    if you look in the scrolling window to the right of the big image of the yellow pad, it's the fourth option in the list

    no idea if they're in stock though
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    I got a pair monday from Bike Discount in Germany and should arrive tomorrow. I dont know much about them but got them after advice here.
    Living MY dream.
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    sungod wrote:
    the link i sent you has black prince

    Aha - spotted them hiding just off the bottom of the page. Thanks Sungod - i'll ring them in the morning.

    Thats quick VTech - only 2 days from Germany?

    Cheers
    Paul
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    Quick update. Wheelies didnt have them in stock but they checked on their supplier's website while i was on the phone, and they were in stock there. They have ordered them and are emailing me later with an expected delivery date. Seem a good company to deal with so far - so thanks again Sungod
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,873
    can you post back how they turn out

    compared to the yellow ss cf pads the braking force is supposed to start a smidge more gently, but then to keep increasing fairly linearly with lever force, without the fall-off of the yellows
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    Will do sir - no problem at all. I expect the pads early next week
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    The pads arrived yesterday so ill be testing them when im back home next week.
    Living MY dream.
  • Burnsey#23
    Burnsey#23 Posts: 29
    Looking at getting some of these...has anyone got feedback on them yet?
  • LegendLust
    LegendLust Posts: 1,022
    Used them in the alps last week. They were brilliant - even in the wet with my carbon clinchers.

    Down side is they do wear down quick - must be a very soft compound. However I was braking hard into hairpins so would have scrubbed a lot of material off. I suspect wear rate with usual use in the UK should be like other pads.

    They're an improvement on the already very good yellow ones. Another pLus they don't leave a yellow stain on your carbon rims!
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,807
    Used mine in the Alps the other week too. Have had them on the bike for a while but even without dragging the breaks the hairpins took it out of the pads. Stopping in the wet is pretty bloody good though!

    NB - I've just fitted Zipp's new Tangente Platinum Pro Evo pads to my Foil breaks for use with 303 FC's - made by Swissstop so expecting good things.
  • LegendLust
    LegendLust Posts: 1,022
    edited July 2013
    Used mine in the Alps the other week too. Have had them on the bike for a while but even without dragging the breaks the hairpins took it out of the pads. Stopping in the wet is pretty bloody good though!

    NB - I've just fitted Zipp's new Tangente Platinum Pro Evo pads to my Foil breaks for use with 303 FC's - made by Swissstop so expecting good things.

    I was in the Alps for 4 days. If I ever go for longer than 5 days I think I'd take a spare pair as a back-up!

    However I think they brake that well that I'm happy to suffer wear rate for stopping capability. For any riders who are worried about buying wheels with carbon brake surfaces because of the braking performance in the wet – worry no more.
  • VTech
    VTech Posts: 4,736
    As a heads-up mine have been amazing, the only issue I have had is massive wear rate. They are more than half down right now.
    Living MY dream.