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    swissstop brake pads and KORE brakes

    Hey guys. I need to get new pads for my KORE kross brakes. The ones that they came with lack stopping power. I'm making an order with some friends so I need to get the pads from http://www.bike24.com . So I think my two choises are swissstop greens or koolstops, but I'm not sure if I can use these models that bike24 carry. So my guesion is can I put these



    on to these



    I'm afraid I'm not an expert when it comes to rim brakes Any opinions if there's noticeable braking power difference between swissstop and koolstop?

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    ohh and here's direct link

    http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=...3d9381afd670af

    20 for two pairs seems like a good price.

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    Looks like the Kore brake carriers allow the pads to be replaced without replacing the whole pad assembly. I would opt to simply replace the pads, instead of the full assembly. Granted that assumes the carrier on the Kore brakes will accept the V-brake pads from Swissstop or Koolstop. From the looks of the pictures, they will, but I am no expert on the specs of the pads and Kore carriers. As for pad compound, I understand Swiss-Green and Kool-Salmon are pretty much identical in performance. I use the Kool-Salmon on my road bike and they work great in wet and dry conditions.

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    The Kore's stock pads do blow. I replaced mine with XTR cartidge pads. They're a bit long and don't clear the for any more, but I can actually slow down at a rapid pace instead careen into a corner or barrier at full tilt.

    //oh yeah, those pads'll work just fine.
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    Looking at my tape measure 55mm looks to be about the size of a standard road brake cartridge, so something like the SS Flash pads you posted the link to (or the Dura Koolstop pads) should work fine in those pad assemblies. And if the Kores can already be toed-in, even less reason to buy the whole assembly. Assuming these pads work for you, all you'll need to go going forward is buy pads as things wear out.

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    Good stuff guys! If I were to replace just the pads, I choose Shimano/Sram not Campa "model"?

    so for exaple these

    http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=...3d9381afd670af



    According to Kore "Brake shoe 55mm cartridge with toe-in washers", if that makes a difference.

    http://www.kore-usa.com/products/brake_race_white.html

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    Dont think so...

    The pads you posted are regular V-brake style carriers in which the pads cannot be replaced..... You could probably bolt these on but they will not give you the clearance you have now for removing the tire/adjusting the brakes. But you would have the benefit of being able to toe in the brake pads...

    The carriers on the kore brakes in the picture are regular road pad carriers.... like dura-ace/ ultegra... get some pads for road carrier and your good to go... swiss stop or whoever...

    JP

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    Further proof the SS and KS road pads will work perfectly. Trebon Setup

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    Good stuff guys! If I were to replace just the pads, I choose Shimano/Sram not Campa "model"?

    so for exaple these

    http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=...3d9381afd670af



    According to Kore "Brake shoe 55mm cartridge with toe-in washers", if that makes a difference.

    http://www.kore-usa.com/products/brake_race_white.html

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