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.
Zipp Brake Pad Features:
Smoother Speed Control
Longer Wear Life
Reliable Stopping Power in all conditions
Designed for Carbon rims
Buy Zipp Brake Pads from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store for every cyclist.
Pair - For Carbon Rims - SRAM/Shimano, Pair - For Carbon Rims - Campagnolo
Rated 2 out of 5 by TumshieHeed 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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