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    Swiss Stop King (yellow) pad build up.

    I've been racing ZIPP tubulars for years and only ever ran standard Shimano pads without issue. Decided to build up some carbon clinchers as an experiment and after reading all the concerns about braking decided to splurge for some Swiss Stop pads. Well, these pads leave a build up on the rims after only 60-70mi that creates a wicked pulsing. Clean it off and it's fine again but it just comes back. Anybody else have this issue?
    Kinda annoyed as my first inclination was to just stick with stock Shimano pads that work great, don't cost $50.00 and seem to wear just as well as the Swiss Stops.

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    what brand of wheel?

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    They've been doing this to my Reynolds Assualts as well and my Hed Stinger 50's. I'm ready to try Reynolds pads, or go back to the Zipps, but the Reynolds are only $30USD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador-IV View Post
    what brand of wheel?
    Chinese (Hong Fu) carbon clincher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takl23 View Post
    They've been doing this to my Reynolds Assualts as well and my Hed Stinger 50's. I'm ready to try Reynolds pads, or go back to the Zipps, but the Reynolds are only $30USD.
    Good to know. Probably try my Shimano's and see how they work.

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    The Reynolds blue pads are much better than SwissStop yellows on my Reynolds rims. Less 'gunk', better braking, less noise. And they're cheaper! Reynolds no longer recommends the SwissStops.

    I don't know about Zipp rims, but I'd try one of Zipp's two pads. Most carbon rim makers will not warranty rim damage caused by brake pads other than the ones they recommend.

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