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Tangente Platinum Pro Brake Pad

The Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Brake Pad delivers smooth speed control, longer wear life and reliable stopping power for use on carbon braking surfaces in all conditions. Tour de France proven, the pad retains its stopping power in wet weather and provides a smooth ride during the many lighter brake touches required to navigate turns or group rides. The durable pad, developed by Zipp and SwissStop, has no abrasives that damage the rim. It also does not discolour rims. The Tangente Platinum Pad is designed for use on carbon rims and has not been approved for use on aluminum braking surfaces. It is available for SRAM, Shimano or Campagnolo 2011.

Features:

  • Smoother Speed Control
  • Longer Wear Life
  • Reliable Stopping Power in all conditions
  • Designed for Carbon rims

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  • Option: Pair - For Carbon Rims - SRAM/Shimano, Pair - For Carbon Rims - Campagnolo
 
Rated 3 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Performance I don't agree with some previous reviews with regard to wet weather performance. I run these on Zipp 303 and 202 Firecrest Carbon Clinchers on two different bikes, one with 2014 SRAM Red 22 Mechanical Brakes, and One with Avid Shorty Ultimates. While it is true that the initial "bite" is not as good as with aluminum rims it only takes a couple of wheel revolutions to shed the water from the brake track and get good braking. Once you are into the brakes the braking performance is good in the wet and much better than it used to be ... remember early days with cork pads? I ride in wet conditions a lot and while there are some tradeoffs with carbon vs. alloy wheels I find braking performance perfectly adequate and worry more about losing tire grip with the road than I do about braking. If one really feels that carbon is grossly inferior to alloy ... don't ride them, it's your choice, but development of the technology has been moving very quickly over the last few years, I won't be going back to alloy wheels for road work. 19 September 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Outstanding in the Dry but Wet Braking Almost Non-Existent I am a fan of Zipp components and totally love my Firecrest 303 Carbon Wheelset. However one or two comments; in the dry no problems with heat or stopping distances but in the wet braking with these pads on carbon rims can be dangerous. The rider will have to heave to a halt making 3-5 times the normal braking allowance for wet stopping distances. Brake squealing is also an issue if you want to run quietly while braking hard. The rider can adjust his pads with forward inclination to reduce squealing but it cannot be eliminated altogether, in my experience. I give 2 stars because these are quality pads in the dry lasting long and giving great braking with no overheating. The 3 star loss is due to the wet condition issues. I am not aware of any pad that can overcome braking compromises. 24 October 2013
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How many pads in a pair? Two or 4?

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A pair is 2 pads; suitable for a single rim/brake. For front and rear, you will need to buy two pairs.
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... ah, well, a pair is 2 of something, eh. 1 set of pads (L & R) does one brake, so a "pair" of pads could be 2 pads, 1L, 1R, or it could be 4 pads, 2L & 2R. I've rarely seen pads sold in less than sets of 4, 2L, 2R, as generally you would replace both the front and rear pads at the same time.
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The Zipp brake pads we have in stock are the latest EVO model. So you will be getting the best braking performance with these updated pads.
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