Winwood Pads Brake Pad

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Kona   cross-country rider [Mar 19, 1998]

BETTER THAN V-BRAKES! No lie. I had them on some Critical Racing brakes. If you have a nice set of canti's and don't want to switch your levers and such, use these pads. They work better in the wet than V-brakes for sure, and don't wear out in a few wet rides! I also felt they modulated better, less fade, than V-brakes. DO plan on some toe-in from time to time, and toss them for a new set about the time the ridges are worn, but V-brakes don't last long either. WARNING, stay away from the yellow versions! They are VERY abrasive. I went through the sidewalls of a set of Mavic's in a single wet season. The grey pads are the ones you want.

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Jonas Forss   weekend warrior [Apr 01, 1996]



I've had the pads on my rear wheel since the summer and they stop in any condition, including the wet and snowy winter here in Finland. Even though they're a bit expensive, I would recommend them to anyone who have got brake problems since they brake perfectly in ANY condition. Five stars!

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Mark Obsniuk   [Mar 03, 1996]



This is really for the older clear style pads. These pads work ridiculously well in wet conditions. In snow what snow is how well they work. I have not seen a pad that can lock your front wheel with a single finger on the brakes while doing a decent running though ice water. The worse the conditions the better the brakes work. On drier days I purposly ride through puddles.

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Shawn   cross-country rider [Jan 23, 1997]

These are the best way to make a crapy pair of canti's feel like real power. They are real sticky in all conditions. They even seem to clean the crap off your rims, the streaky stuff from other pads. They are a little hard to off set so they don't squeal. Other wise the best even over the Ritchey's.

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Kyle   cross-country rider [Oct 20, 1997]

These are the best pads, far better than anything Kool Stop makes for themselves or everybody else. Besides stopping the best, they last the longest by a factor of 5.If you have brakes with slop on the posts and flexible arms, they squeal. If you use ONZA (Boulder designed) brakes, this is not an issue; the brakes ride on their own bearing surface as opposed to the stud, and is of tight tolerance. You may run Winwood pads flat, and they will not squeal front nor rear.However, Winwood no longer makes these pads, stopping short of a Shimano V-brake insert (which would be welcome due to their mosquito-like lifespan). Good news, though! The architect of the original Winwood left to make his V-brake inserts out of the same great urethane material.Cisco Components
460 Pennsylvania Street
Denver 80203They don't squeal!

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Patrick Leung   weekend warrior [Jan 02, 1998]

These are hard to quiet unless massive toe-in is used (exage es canti's needed 3.5mm). They are very expensive... at least as much as Mathausers here but not as effective. The post material is strange and required bolt to be tightened quite a bit more than average to prevent rotation. At least the last long; not as long as the Scott/Math's though

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a cross-country rider   [Dec 25, 1997]

used winwood pads for a month or 2 and they scwealed bad . as a service teck i tryed every tow trick i knew ,flat,little tow,lots of tow & nothing woked on my lx cant. so i replaced them. but too late they chewed thew my mavic rim & had to replace it .

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Jordan Wong   weekend warrior [Dec 02, 1997]

Do not buy these brakes! For $16.00 Cdn a pair I expexted a lot more. These pads dig right in to your rim walls because the compound is so hard!

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shawn   cross-country rider [Oct 10, 1997]

After trying them all, nothing beats these pads for stopping power. They can make a cheap set-up work better than you thought possible. (I have a set on my old pc-7lever-stx cantis, and they stop better than low to mid-range v set-ups.) they squeak like shit -- no doubt about it -- and tuning them constantly is a hassle, but it's worth it.

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Fabrizio   racer [Aug 18, 1997]

After 2 exploded rims (front and rear) I have come to the conclusion that: THIS PADS LAST SO LONG BECAUSE THEY CHEW UP THE RIM WALLS!! - 5 stars!!!

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