Kool Stop have always been one for the best names in brake blocks, these have a long brake surface to give great stopping power. A best seller. Features: • Full length post makes adjustments possible for all cantilever systems • Extended pad length and off center post design provides even wear for longer life • Water groove is located below post for optimal water removal • Angled plow tip for rain and mud removal. This also provides correct toe-in installation
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great stopping power
put these canti brake blocks on the back wheel of my bike, replacing an old but serviceable set of Shimano blocks. It now stops. With the brake lever full on the back wheel locks.
I get no squealing at all, unlike the previous reviewer.
The only odd thing, to my eye, is that the long part of the blocks face towards the *rear* of the bike. This means that as the wheel turns, it is going forwards at the top of its revolution, meaning that the long end of the brake block meets the rim first. I had, until reading the instructions on the back of the packaging, thought that it would be the other way around (but it isn't).
This, of course, could cause you a problem fitting them to your front brakes, as the long end would be between the folks (problem if there is not much room between the folks on your bike).
One last thing on squealing, I can make them squeal by lightly applying the brake and pushing the bike *backwards*. Yes, I know you'd never do this in real life, but it does suggest that some - not all - people who have suffered squealing brakes with these blocks may have fitted them back to front.
12 June 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous got these in white to go on my white rims.
they do stop on a dime, but guess what? they squeal like f***. no matter how many times or how i adjust them, toe in/toe out they wont shut up.
does anyone make white or clear pads that dont squeal like pig?
18 June 2011