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    Improved stopping power

    The SwissStop FlashPro Original Black Brake Pad Set provides superior breaking on aluminum rims and is the best option for your Shimano and SRAM calipers. The pads offer excellent modulation, and the pads now have deeper asymmetrical grooves for improved performance in wet conditions. The Original Black compound offers smooth, quiet performance with a low pad-wear rate.

    • Deeper asymmetrical grooves
    • Improved wet weather performance
    • Compatible with Shimano and SRAM brake calipers
    • Each package includes 4 brake pads
    • Item #SUI0007

    Tech Specs

    Shimano 9/10-speed, SRAM road
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Fair-weather Pads

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love these pads--in dry weather. They're my favorites.

    They do well in the rain, too. However, there is rain and there is rain. There's the pouring kind where everything gets soaked. These do great in that kind. Then there's the kind of rain which isn't heavy at all. Drrizzly, even. The kind where at the end of your ride you and your bike are covered in dirt because the rain wasn't heavy enough to wash things off. That is where these pads SUCK. Dangerously so, in fact.

    With two sets of pads I have had the following happen to me: Ride home in the light, dirty kind of rain. Ride back to work in the same kind of rain and discover towards the end of the ride that the pads have worn completely down. The first time it happened I figured I just hadn't noticed how worn down the pads had become. The second time was today and I know that the pads were in fantastic shape because 1) they only had a couple hundred miles on them, and 2) I just did maintenance over the weekend where I adjusted the brake cables and I could see that the pads were like new. On my ride this morning I noticed that the brakes weren't so grippy. When I stopped for a donut and checked, the pads were practically gone, with a gooey residue on their sides and on the rims. From practically new to totally worn down in sixty miles.

    So, if you have a good bike(s) and a rainy day bike, do not put these on the rainy day bike. Put them on the bikes that never see bad weather. Me, I just have the one bike so as much as I like these I don't really want to be switching brake pads when clouds show up (and I'm in Southern California!) so I'm going to switch back to the SwissStop FlashPro GHP2. Not quite as nice but some serious longevity in the rain. Both kinds of rain.

    Fair-weather Pads

    Solid stoppers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Finally reached the point of needing to replace the OEM pads on my SRAM Reds. Did my research, wasn't sure about the hype and picked Swissstop Originals.

    Can definitely tell a difference. They are just ever slightly softer which the brake modulation better. They grab the rims as you apply pressure with feeling like you just have to grab a hand full of brake for those unexpected fast stops.

    Net, net, well worth the price and hype.

    No Problems Stopping

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I didn't realize how dicey it was getting coming down Guardsman Pass until I got these. I didn't do a lot of riding last year, so my old brake pads had gotten hard and slippery. I popped these guys on, and I am glad to have the extra stopping power.

    So far this summer they have been working great. I'm using them with some Mavic Aluminum rims. I'll be picking these up again when I need new pads for this bike.

    Great brakes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I didn't know anything about these breaks other than they had a good price and fit shimano breaks. They work really great though and would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of brakepads for their shimano brakes.

    Better feel. Shorter stops.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have ridden thousands of miles with these pads and also stock Shimano pads on alloy wheels. These are noticeably grippier. Stops are shorter and modulation of braking force has better feel and wider range. My rides are urban with lots of traffic, stop lights, and stop signs. I use my brakes pretty heavily. Wear is similar to Shimano.

    Better pads mean much better braking. Like better tires, these are an inexpensive performance upgrade that deliver a lot for the $ spent.

    Installation is a snap. I had mine installed in under 5min. When my last pair of Shimanos go, I'm replacing them with these.

    Work great for my climate/riding style

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used these brake pads exclusively on my sram red brakes. I pretty much get 1 season, ~ 3,500 miles out of each set of pads. They are easy to swap out.

    I tend to be a maintenance freak with my bike and keep things very clean and well lubed. About once a month I clean the brake pads with rubbing alcohol and make sure there are no pieces of metal embedded in the pads. About halfway through the season I will rotate the front pads to the rear, and rear pads to the front to get more life out of them.

    Most of my rides involve long climbs (2-3 hours up) and then turn around and come down. I also ride in a dry, high desert climate and only ride in rainy conditions in the event I am stuck out in a passing shower. I feel these brake pads modulate well and do their job - if there is something that does a better job out there, I have not used it yet.