Cantilever Brake Pads

flester Posts: 464
edited May 2014 in Workshop
Have Tektro Oryx canti brakes and they are not great in the wet. Will I notice any difference using Koolstop pads (or another brand) instead of the Tektro ones? I don't mind if they wear quickly, as long as the braking is more effective.

'I do not believe in the three-speed gear at all', the sergeant was saying. 'It is a newfangled instrument, it crucificies the legs, the half of the accidents are due to it.' (From 'The Third Policeman')


  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,851
    had these on my commute bike, they're not good, better pads make a noticeable improvement - i fitted koolstop salmon - but the best improvement was changing the front to dual pivot calipers
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny