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ZippTangente Cork Composite Brake Pad
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:::Slippery when wet:::
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Imagine if you will, a wet cork. Now imagine trying to stop your bike with 4 wet corks. Yes, they have a bit more surface area than the alternative pads, but more wet cork seems to just equal more wet cork in my experience.
As for dry braking performance (on my Zipp 404 FC's, as well as 2 variants of Reynolds carbons), I give them a solid "meh" rating. I wanted to like them, as I agree that cork is a sustainable material and there is some sort of throw-back appeal to them, but the more I consider that, the more I realize it's taking one more step away from the inevitability of disc brakes. Reliable, predictable, non-innertube-exploding disc brakes.
I am switching back to Swiss Stop Flash Pro yellow's, or the Zipp Tangente Platinums. Both have always served me well, and seem to brake much cooler (contrary to the claims) than the cork pads.
What kind of brake pads ar needed for Zipp...
What kind of brake pads ar needed for Zipp 202 wheelset?
I am using those on my 202s. Compared to the regular brake pads from ZIPP, those provide better modulation but less clamping force for the same lever travel - so a bit of extra lever travel is needed for the same braking force. This is something I personally like. Haven't tried on a rainy day but my guess is that they won't work well due to their lower clamping force.