WTB Razer Blade Brake Pads Brake Pad

Razer Blade Brake Pads

  • 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

  • User Reviews (7)

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    Erik   [Feb 09, 2004]
    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    No v-groove for rain

    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.

    Similar Products Used: KoolStop Thinlines, Avid/KoolStop black pads
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    5
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    5
    Ian Humphreys   Cross Country Rider [Mar 22, 2002]
    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    May increase rim wear but none seen yet.

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

    Similar Products Used: XT
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    5
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    5
    Matt   Cross Country Rider [Mar 26, 2002]
    Strength:

    durability, stopping power

    Weakness:

    glazing, scraping of rim

    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.

    Similar Products Used: Avid Rim Wrangler 1 & 2, Aztec, Kool Stop Eagle IIs, Kool Stop Thinline, XT cantis
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    5
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    4
    Fred Prince   Cross Country Rider [Aug 15, 2003]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none

    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

    Similar Products Used: shimano's
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    5
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    5
    Ben   Cross Country Rider [May 07, 2003]
    Strength:

    none

    Weakness:

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

    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).

    Similar Products Used: koolstops
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    1
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    1
    Mauro   Cross Country Rider [May 13, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    Squeak on some rim models.

    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....

    Similar Products Used: Standard Shimano pads
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
    Mauro   Cross Country Rider [Jun 10, 2002]
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none so far

    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.

    Similar Products Used: Shimano, WTB Razor dual compound (see previus review)
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
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