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Though we all have our own partisan affiliations when it comes to components, it's hard to argue against the supremacy of Campagnolo wheels. The bearings, the iconic branding, the reliability of Italian-built carbon—virtually every wheel wish list reserves a top-three spot for carbon hoops from Vicenza. If you're among the fortunate few to own a pair, then you owe it to yourself to protect them with Campagnolo's Carbon Brake Pad Set.
The pads are made with a blend of compounds designed to interact with Campagnolo's brake tracks, contributing to more confident stopping power on all of the Italian brand's carbon rims but having even greater effect when paired with the 3Diamant brake track found on the latest generation of Bora 35 and 50 wheelsets. Campagnolo claims that these gains manifest in both dry and wet conditions. That's great on paper, but what really matters is what it does on the road.
To prove this point, we present exhibit 16—as in, stage 16 of the 2014 Giro. Nairito staged a pink-jersey coup on this stage with a daredevil descent of the Stelvio in snowy, wet conditions so severe that they caused confusion about stage neutralization among the other teams. When he made his move, the diminutive Colombian had the confidence of Bora 35s and Campy's Carbon Brake Pads underneath him, ensuring he'd have responsive braking so he could carry speed into corners and consolidate his lead as much as possible on the descent.
If you're on Campy wheels, running ho-hum generics or—worse—alloy-specific pads is the equivalent of assembling all of the internal ingredients for a proper ruben and then sandwiching it between sourdough—that is, if using sourdough instead of marbled rye entailed a risk of catastrophic wheel failure. If you've invested in a set of Boras or Hyperons, you've probably also invested in countless early mornings in the pain cave in an effort to weaponize your body for race day. Running the wrong pads risks destroying both wheels and body, so making one more investment in fresh, carbon-specific Campy grabbers is just the logical thing to do.
- Brake pads designed for Campy's peerless carbon rims
- Compound improves stopping in wet and dry conditions
- The color red is always faster, even when it comes to stopping
- The only pad recommended for Campagnolo carbon rims
- Each package includes 4 brake pads
- Item #CPG0191
- Campagnolo carbon rim, Campagnolo brake calipers
- Recommended Use
What do you think about this product?
October 7, 2019
Campy carbon pads
- I've put it through the wringer
can't go wrong with these. They last and they work great. You could buy more expensive pads, but why?
June 22, 2015
Best For Campi
Work the best of any pad
April 16, 2020
Can i use it with mercury carbon wheels. Thank you.
March 28, 2019
Just installed these and did not see a way to make the indented portion of the pads align with the screw that's supposed to hold it in. There is clearly a Left and Right with a Forward arrow labeled, which I at least think I did. If I put the pads in so the screws align with the indents, they'd be backwards when I installed the assembly onto the bike. It's working fine but am I having some sort of mental breakdown here or have others seen this issue? Thanks, Tim
May 15, 2019
I had the same issue when I changed them from my Shimano post brakes to direct mount. I just tightened the set screw some and it's been holding fine. I'm guessing they didn't update the shape to accommodate this.
November 15, 2017
this brake pad is for shimano? br-bo500x ?
sang min bae
December 13, 2017
It is for carbon wheels.
January 22, 2019
It looks like it is for campagnolo brakes.
June 25, 2015
Would like to know the difference between black and red pads for campy carbon wheels. Some forums said that they are different depending on the type of wheel (tubular or clincher), both made of carbon. Thanks for your help.
Juan Carlos Montoya
December 13, 2017
I use them on my Fulcrum carbon wheels. I had them for over a year. Used them on a long descent while it was raining. I will buy them again once they wear out.