Continuing the discussion from Epic clincher brake clearance:
This is a discussion for the production of the next generation Tokyowheel brake pads, specifically for wide rims.
Here is some background info from our FAQ page:
What’s the difference between your old blue brake pads, the new black brake pads, and Swiss Stop Yellow King Pads?
In the past our wheels shipped with our BlueStop™ brake pads, we then upgraded our brake pads to the newest generation of material technology with our black CeramicChampion™ pads . Essentially you’ll get more stopping power from these pads then the blue ones, without any additional risk of rim overheating. This is always the trade off with brake pads. More stopping power generally means more friction. These new pads contain a ceramic compound, which helps to reduce heat buildup, and compensate for the additional stopping power. One note is you will likely see a ‘dusting’ from the pads, as opposed to some pads which leave a rubber residue on the rim, this dusting helps to eliminate heat build-up due to the abnormalities in the way the rubber residue can collect on the rims. A good example of a brake pad that will give you more stopping power at the expense of this type of rubber build up is the Swiss Stop Yellow King, which we also recommend as an over the counter replacement pad.
Also due to the slightly softer compound in our Ceramic Champion pads wearing more quickly, the pads are a few Millimeters thicker than the bluestop and swiss stop, which is causing fit issues on some brakes.
We have been planing to launch a brake pads that was 2.5mm thinner than usual to compensate for the additional 5mm of rim width on our extra wide rims.
The general options as of the moment are.
- Continue with the current Ceramic Champion pads.
- Immediately switch back to the Bluestop pads.
- Develop a thinner version of the ceramic champion pad (drawback is faster wear, which we would compensate by giving you more sets of pads)
- Switch to Swiss Stop Yellow King Pads (With Tokyowheel Co-Branding)
Let us know your feedback and criticism, and we will keep you well informed as we move forward.