Delta Aztec 2 Brake Pad

4.38/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $6.95


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DeltaCycle Aztec2


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dubthang a Cross Country Rider from Portland, Maine

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2009

Strengths:    Solid stopping power. Angled tip to help clean off rim.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
As with all Kool Stop products, you can't go wrong. I feel they make the best pads around. These used to be available in a smooth post version too. I don't know if they still are, but those are perfect for old canti brakes. Set up is a snap with these, just get them lined up with the rim, give them about a card stock's width of toe, and enjoy great squeal free stopping power.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Shimano pads, Avid pads

Bike Setup:   old school xc style - '93 Bianchi with canti brakes.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Charles a Cross Country Rider from Seattle

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2007

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Loud despite any adjustment
Grabby
Eat rims like mad


Bottom Line:   
These are without a doubt the worst pads that I have ever used. My big question is this; how can a company knowingly sell such a defective product and stay in buisness? I will stick with the Kool Stops that I have been using. They are quiet, give excellent stopping power, and don't eat my rims.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Kool Stop

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000 with Shimano XT throughout

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marquis a Cross Country Rider from Costa Mesa, CA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2006

Strengths:    Stops perfectly, great modulation, quiet, clean, long wearing

Weaknesses:    None apparent

Bottom Line:   
These pads are excellent. Every bit as good as any Kool Stop. I've used them for a year and continue to be impressed by them. I bought two sets of 4 (for $12!) because I thought I'd burn through them like I have with stock Avids and Shimanos in the past. The first set is hardly worn after a year of hard riding in all conditions. Very nice product.

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Favorite Trail:   Canyon Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Stock Avid, Shimano, many Kool Stop varieties

Bike Setup:   Frame, wheels, buncha other parts and these pads on Avid brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richie Rich a Cross Country Rider from Windham NH USA

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2006

Strengths:    Great stopping power, wet or dry. Virtually silent. Awesome all 'round pad.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
Use caution on first ride with these pads. They brake so firmly they lift the rear tire with normal lever pressure! Just got back from a very wet. muddy excursion and they performed perfectly. For 10 bucks, they saved me the upgrade to disk that I had planned for my next paycheck. A bargain for the price. Get these pads!!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Buchikas Bike and Ski

Similar Products Used:   Stock crap pads.

Bike Setup:   2002 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Panaracer Fire XC tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew a Cross Country Rider from Richmond, CA

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2003

Strengths:    quiet, no black junk left on rims, work well in wet.

Weaknesses:    doesn't really stop the bike any faster than the stock Avid pads.

Bottom Line:   
Good pads,(quiet and clean) but not noticeably superior in braking power to what I had. I think the cool stops I have on another bike require less force to stop the bike from high speeds.

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Favorite Trail:   Many SF BAY Area trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   direct from Delta Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Coolstop, Avid

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe from NEW JERSEY

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2003

Strengths:    awesome grip on rims

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
awsome breakin power

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Freehold Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   none like it!!!!

Bike Setup:   trek 4500 psylo xc 03 black fork and aztek 2 deltacycle brake pads

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ramilcp a Weekend Warrior from Norwalk, CA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2003

Strengths:    Great stopping power.

Weaknesses:    Hmmm... let's see. New found stopping power takes some getting used to? Uh, no complaints.

Bottom Line:   
I got two pairs of brake shoes to replace the ones already worn down from constant riding. Since the front still had some left, I only replaced the rear, which I use more often. After I installed and adjusted these babies the difference was astounding. These pads stopped the bike much quicker and with better modulation than the stock pads could ever do. I took the bike out on the trail I realized I didn't need to mash the levers so hard to slow me down. I tried the full lockup on paved road going 10 mph. Damn near threw me off the bike. And I only had the Aztec pads on the rear!

Before I got these pads, I contemplated upgrading to discs for better stopping power and modulation, but I realized it's the pads that make the most difference in stopping. On the more technical trails, my v-brakes were unreliable to slow me down. After installing these pads, I have no doubt that they will perform predictably when needed. Great value, too.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Supergo B&M

Similar Products Used:   Promax pads (stock)

Bike Setup:   GT I-drive (30 lbs), Shimano Acera shifters/brake levers, Promax v-brakes, and IRC Mythos XC tires on Weinmann Zac 19 rims.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steven a Cross Country Rider from Escondido

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2003

Strengths:    Good Fast, stopping power in all weather conditions. Stops on a dime and will not gunk up rims with residue.

Weaknesses:    Zero.

Bottom Line:   
Stock pads wore out on the bike real quick (Promax). What a huge difference these Delta AZTEC 2 pads make. The stopping power is unbelievable even on my sub-par Promax brakes. Pause your computer and get these pads now!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   SuperGo

Bike Setup:   GF Tassajara, Egg Beeters, Thudbuster, ODI Clamps-on's, Aztec2 pads.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joshi from Silver Spring, MD

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2002

Strengths:    They stop the bike.

Weaknesses:    I had to get them replaced three times in a week because the pad wouldn't hold on to the spindle thingee.

Bottom Line:   
Buy these pads if you can afford to get it right the fourth time around.

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Favorite Trail:   Seneca Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Performance bike shop

Similar Products Used:   original metal-encrusted pads.

Bike Setup:   '95 Trek 850

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Cross Country Rider from Boulder

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2001

Strengths:    Much better than stock Avid Rim Wrangler 1

Weaknesses:    Hard to find in local shops, possibly due to the fact that Aztec Version 1 sucked.

Bottom Line:   
I'm very impressed with these pads. I haven't cleaned my rear rim in months and I'm still able to skid the rear at will. 'nuff said.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $9.00

Similar Products Used:   Kool Stop, Ritchey, Avid, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Front Grimeca Disk / Rear Avid 2.0 with Aztec2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Antioch, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2000

Strengths:    Inexpensive, long lasting, quiet, stop well.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
These pads work. I wore out a set and they performed fine. Then I bought XT shoes with the replaceable pads. The XT pads make a scraping noise and pick up grit and chew up your rims. I then put in Aztec V-brake pads in the Shimano holders. These must be a different compound than the Aztec2 pads (they say Fibrax compound). These squealed so bad that I had to take them off, even with toe-in.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   LX stock pads, XT pads w/holders, Aztec replacement pads for XT holders.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale w/DD-60 HeadShok w/older style LX V-brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony a Cross Country Rider from Boulder

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2000

Strengths:    Quiet, Durable, Strong

Weaknesses:    Build up crap in the grooves

Bottom Line:   
So far, these are the best pads I've used. I don't understand why more places don't carry them. Do not confuse these with the old, crappy Delta/Aztec pads of old. The Aztec2's are great.

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Favorite Trail:   Super Mario Bros

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Performance Cycles in Boulder

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey, Avid, Shimano

Bike Setup:   Disk Front / Avid SD1.0 V-Brakes Rear

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from Montreal

Date Reviewed: October 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Very Good modulation and stopping power, price, wet weather performance.


Weaknesses:    
None yet


Bottom Line:   
I've red all the complaints about noise with the regular Aztec pads, these Aztec2 pads are very quiet. Let's hope they last at least a season.

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Favorite Trail:   
Bing Bang

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Original brake pads


Bike Setup:   
Oryx HTA 125, Judy XC

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