SwissStop Yellow. That's the answer we give when asked about brake pads for carbon rimmed wheels. And it's no secret that wheel manufacturers like Mavic choose SwissStop because they make the best carbon-specific brake pads on the market. In fact, SwissStop Yellow King pads come with Mavic's Carbone Ultimate as standard equipment.
FlashPro means one thing: These are compatible with Shimano and SRAM brake pad holders. To better the performance over the previous Flash pads, the FlashPro has deeper asymmetrical grooves and a more pronounced leading edge profile. The idea is to "squeegee" away more water to improve the wet weather performance and the deeper grooves also help give the pads better modulation. They increased the total pad depth with more material above the wear line -- good news for the carbon rim user as they generally wear pads quicker than alloy rims.
The Yellow King is specifically made for use with carbon fiber rims. They provide unparalleled stopping power in both wet and dry conditions. They give you high durability, quiet braking, and perhaps best of all, excellent stopping power with aluminum rims as well. SwissStop makes it clear that there's no need to swap out pads from carbon-specific to non if you switch wheels from your carbon race-day gems to your aluminum training set. However, we'd recommend always checking your pads and removing aluminum debris before installing your carbon race-day wheels. Any metal flakes embedded in the pads could be disastrous for your composite rims!
SwissStop FlashPro Yellow King brake pads come as a full set. One order gets you 4 pads total -- enough for one bike.
- Yellow synthetic material
- Increased pad depth
- Designed for use with carbon fiber rims
- Can be used with aluminum rims
- Compatible with Shimano and SRAM road caliper brakes
- Each package includes 4 brake pads