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Brake question

rudivoller22rudivoller22 Posts: 492
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
Sorry for stupid question but I have the FSA brakes that came with a 105 spec Focis Cayo. Want to upgrade but thought I'd try different pads first and looking at swissstop green. Can someone advise which ones would be compatible as there seem to be a few different options. And would I need to replace the whole block/show or just pads?


  • CalpolCalpol Posts: 1,039
    Almost certainly you need Shimano blocks. You can buy the blocks only and slide them into the holder, just unscew the grub screw and remove. Be careful when you replace that you fit them the correct way. ie right block on right side. Seems obvious doesnt't it but first time I did it I rushed the job and had it all wrong!
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    I think you'll be OK with just the pads. I've put non shimano pads into shimano holders before now without issue. I don't know anything about FSA brakes though, 'if' theres a problem you can always buy holders later on.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • rudivoller22rudivoller22 Posts: 492
    Thanks I will give it a go. Doing coast to coast on weekend so just thought some better stopping power may be useful!

    They are the fsa gossamer brakes.
  • pkripperpkripper Posts: 652
    You'll be fine with shimano compatible swissstop greens - I have the same brakes on a bike and they're fine with decent pads
  • rudivoller22rudivoller22 Posts: 492
    Did you just buy the pads or the whole blocks?
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