elaxith rims. do they need matching pads?

bradash Posts: 12
edited June 2013 in Road buying advice
I have just got a pair of ksyrium slr wheels on ebay and they say that using any other pads could be dangerous. Has anyone tried standard pads



  • No

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  • Zoomer37
    Zoomer37 Posts: 725
    If your talking about exalith rims, then I would use the specific pads from Mavic. You probably could use another brand, but the Mavic pads brake well in all weathers.

    You'll also need to use them if there is any Mavic warranty on the wheels. Its void if you have any problem with wear on the rim and your not using the specific pads
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,535
    the exalith pads are standard swisstop compounds, the first gen was ghp2 with extra slots, not sure about the second gen

    this compound is harder than some 'normal' ones, so you might get faster pad wear with soft pads, or more noise

    if the pads on your bike are used, make sure there're no embedded bits that could score the exalith surface
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • dave35
    dave35 Posts: 1,124
    I have some unused going spare-campag or shimano fit?
    You can use other pads but as said before,it can damage the surface-and another way for Mavic to void any warranty.