Get the most out of your brakes.
Historically, a pair of carbon fiber wheels meant that you'd have to sacrifice braking power as compared to a nice set of aluminum rims. It was just a fact of life with composites. Over the last few years, carbon specific brake pads have gotten much better. The new Reynolds Blue Pads are surprising, and you'll be amazed at how you're able to brake comfortably and in control in emergency situations. Otherwise, they have excellent modulation and provide significant braking quality for minute speed adjustments in the paceline.
Reynolds didn't sit still when it came to developing its rims. Reynolds is likewise proactive with the development of its carbon-specific brake pads. Initially, it supplied the popular SwissStop brake pads with its carbon wheels. However, Reynolds has been going with another pad for some time now. The Reynolds pad is a bit different than the near-ubiquitous Yellow stoppers.
The main difference is that the rubber compound was formulated to work best with braking tracks that have a scrim embedded in the surface (Reynolds wheels have this). The result is a compound that's a bit softer durometer, but is fine tuned to stop Reynolds rims more efficiently.
Reynolds has changed the rubber compound (and the color — Blue now instead of Black) to increase the braking quality. This yields better heat dissipation, better modulation, and better overall performance in all conditions — either wet or dry. Another benefit of the Blue pads is that they are less apt to annoying squeal.
Reynolds Cryo-Blue Brake Pads are available in the color Blue. There are two designs — one for Shimano/SRAM-style brake shoes and one for Campagnolo-style brake shoes. Please Note: The Campagnolo-specific set fits 2011 and newer brake pad holders with the retainer spring, but it is also backwards compatible with previous generation pad holders. One set includes four brake pads, enough for both your front and rear brake calipers.
- New rubber compound
- Improved heat dissipation
- Improved modulation
- Each package includes 4 brake pads