WTB Razer Blade Brake Pads Brake Pad

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Cartridge replacement pads (V-Brake™ compatible) Three options available:
  • Dual Compound - Abrasive compound on leading edge cleans and preps rim for positive contact by the Standard compound on trailing edge. Great for all seasons and all conditions
  • Abrasive Compound - Removes surface slickness and smooths rim irregularities. Unsurpassed wet weather performance, recommended for Ceramic rims
  • Standard Compound - Positive response and long wear characteristics
  • Dual: 14g/pair; Abrasive: 11g/pair; Standard: 12g/pair


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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Erik from San Diego

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2004

    Strengths:    Excellent stopping, handles wet rims very well, just enough grit to combat grunge on the rim but not so much to overtax the sidewall. Direct slide in for Avid Rim Wrangler 2 holders.

    Weaknesses:    No v-groove for rain

    Bottom Line:   
    The WTB COMBO pad is a great brake pad, and my number one recommendation for people that want to use slide-in, cartidge pads. It stops great, does not want to squeal and lasts well.

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    Favorite Trail:   3N10

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycle Outfitters

    Similar Products Used:   KoolStop Thinlines, Avid/KoolStop black pads

    Bike Setup:   Arch Supreme v- brakes, non-ceramic rims.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Fred Prince a Cross Country Rider from Ontario

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2003

    Strengths:    Noticable stopping power, quite , look good too in dual colors.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Big improvment over the shimano cartrige rubber that the bike came with, two fingers bring you to a halt , no noise no fuss. Will keep using these brake pads as long as I use v-brakes. Great product from the boy's at Wilderness Trail Bike, thanks guy's

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    Favorite Trail:   Inglis Falls

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $5.00

    Purchased At:   Jolly's Owen Sound

    Similar Products Used:   shimano's

    Bike Setup:   cannondale jekyll 600, traction pro rear, explorer pro front
    full lockouts,

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider from Oak Harbor

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2003

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    poor stopping power (in wet conditions)
    squeal like a monkey


    Bottom Line:   
    After the first ride, I noticed a reduction in stopping power. If they're dry, they squeal. If they're wet, they don't stop you for 30 feet. Must have tried about five thousand different settings on my xtr v's, and they still aren't as good as Koolstops. If you want a good brake pad, go with the Koolstops. I'm gettin pretty tired of v-brakes, so I'm goin disk pretty soon! ONE flamin chili for these, cause they did finally bring my bike to a halt (most of the time).

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1000000000.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   koolstops

    Bike Setup:   kona ti, sid, shimano mix, race face, good stuff!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mauro a Cross Country Rider from Ticino, Switzerland

    Date Reviewed: June 10, 2002

    Strengths:    Abrasive (orange compound)!!!
    Stopping power, modulability


    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    Now with abrasive compound it works great on Ceramic rims!!!

    No squeaking (even with the infamous XT V-brake) and a predictable stopping power also in wet conditions. It took a while until the new pad cleans the black rubber trace from the rim (with some squeak), but after this break-in period the squeak desappear and braking is very progressive as you pull the lever.

    Like the dual compound pads, WTB does a good product.

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    Favorite Trail:   Arbostora

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $11.00

    Purchased At:   local shop

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano, WTB Razor dual compound (see previus review)

    Bike Setup:   Mavic CrossMax and also X517 Ceramic rims, XT V-brakes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mauro a Cross Country Rider from Ticino, Switzerland

    Date Reviewed: May 13, 2002

    Strengths:    (Dual Compound)Great stopping power even on wet conditions on alu rims. Modulability.

    Weaknesses:    Squeak on some rim models.

    Bottom Line:   
    On alu rims, the orange compound cleans the rim and the black one gives the breaking power. Depending on pad's position a squeak can occour. By adjusting the pads or after a short break-in period the squeak desappear. Not so for ceramic rims, the X517ceramic squeaking like killing a pig, but the CrossMax (also ceramic) doesn't squeak at all. In the next days I'll try the full orange compound (abrasive), which is designed for ceramic rims!!! I'll let you know....

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    Favorite Trail:   Arbostora

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $11.00

    Purchased At:   Local shop

    Similar Products Used:   Standard Shimano pads

    Bike Setup:   Shimano XT V-brake, Mavic X517 rims, X517ceramic rims & Mavic CrossMax wheels.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Bay Area, CA

    Date Reviewed: March 26, 2002

    Strengths:    durability, stopping power

    Weaknesses:    glazing, scraping of rim

    Bottom Line:   
    Best brake pad I've ever used (dual-compound version). When the going gets hairy or really wet, nothing I've found stops better. The Kool Stop Thinlines are pretty close, but these are about 20% better. Since switching from Bontrager rims to Mavic 221s I've had a problem with glazing, but it's a very gradual process and easy to fix. I just take out my pocket knife and scrape it off and I'm ready to go again.

    The orange bits at the end can cause a definite scraping sound on the rim as well as noticeable wear. But then again, if it means slowing down enough to make that turn or avoid having that car hit me at 30 miles an hour, I'd say it's worth it.

    People who have used my brake setup say the stopping power is the closest thing to a good set of discs imaginable. I think they're right.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   www.speedgoat.com

    Similar Products Used:   Avid Rim Wrangler 1 & 2, Aztec, Kool Stop Eagle IIs, Kool Stop Thinline, XT cantis

    Bike Setup:   Avid Arch Rival '01s, Salsa aluminum boosters front/rear

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ian Humphreys a Cross Country Rider from Salisbury

    Date Reviewed: March 22, 2002

    Strengths:    Dual Compound version. Effectively cleans the brake rim and therefore provides excellent stopping power in all conditions especially when wet and muddy. This is an excellent cheap upgrade that increases stopping power.

    Weaknesses:    May increase rim wear but none seen yet.

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent brake pad, does exactly what it says on the tin

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    Favorite Trail:   Wessex

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $8.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   XT

    Bike Setup:   Proflex 757

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