Give Your Rim Brakes The Upgrade They Deserve
When your rim brake pads have gathered enough metal scraps or are worn down altogether, Shimano's Dura-Ace BR-R55C4 Brake Pads are a solid upgrade to get you back on the road.
Available in the alloy rim-specific compound, each package comes with a pair of pads to outfit one caliper and will fit Shimano calipers with a slide-in pad holder w/ fixing screw.
- Rim brake pads for machined aluminum braking surfaces
- For use with cantilever, direct-mount, or dual-pivot calipers
- Compatible with Dura-Ace, Ultegra, and 105-series rim brakes
- Predictable stopping power in wet and dry conditions
- Each package contains a pair of pads for one caliper
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
Weight: 50 grams
Brake Type: Road Caliper
Brake Parts: Pads
Brake Pad Type: Caliper - Shimano/SRAM
Hub Compatibility: Rim Brake
Aluminum Rims - 1 Pair
Mfg PartNum: Y8L298060
Taking a file to old pads to remove the glaze helps but new Shimano pads perform better and likely reduce rim ware
Taking a file to old pads improves braking but new Shimano pads are better and also reduce damage to rims.
These pads work very well in wet and dry conditions. Solid stopping power, and excellent modulation. They work better than Kool Stops and every bit as well as Swiss Stops. They seem to wear a bit quicker than some brands in wet weather, but they have great grab and feel. I'm sticking with these Dura Ace pads.
I'm really happy with the new compound featured in these pads. The old Shimano pads would pick up grit on wet rides and then literally grind the rims until the braking surfaces looked like old LP records. These new pads have almost entirely eliminated that problem. To me, it seems that these pads are also more grippy than the old versions, and I find my stopping distances are decreased. Modulation is very good as well. The only complaint, and not one I am willing to deduct a star for, is that they seem to wear out much faster than the old compound.
I switched back to my alloy rimcarbon fairing wheel set for the Mtn. Momma century. Lots of climbs - I counted 9 with epic, switchback descents. Not once did I feel out of control braking as the Shimano pads instilled confidence in the turns.
These replaced the stock pads that came on my Specialized Allez. They fit perfectly into the stock shoe housings, but the new pads were noticeably better in both wet and dry. These were a good investment!
I've been cycling since the 80s so it was a novelty to find that I could just replace brake friction surfaces on my Litespeed. Everything used to be vulcanized together. In any case Shimano hasn't changed the shape of the pads in a while so they should fit your application too.
While these lasted they were great, but they wore out quick. I was using them on aluminum rims with a ceramic coating - these typically wear out pads quickly. It only took a couple weeks for these to be unusable though.
Ive been cycling since the 80s so it was a novelty to find that I could just replace brake friction surfaces on my Litespeed. Everything used to be vulcanized together. In any case Shimano hasnt changed the shape of the pads in a while so they should fit your application too.
These shoes came standard with the newest 9000 DuraAce brake calipers. Between the 9000 levers, calipers and pads, the braking is amazing, both in terms of modulation, stopping power and leverageforce needed to stop quickly. These pads are backwards compatible with many Shimano brakes (including my older 7700 DuraAce calipers) so I installed them on a different bike that has all 7700 components. The stopping grip is improved but still not nearly as good overall as with the DA 9000 leverscalipersshoes. Also, the previous DuraAce pads seemed to melt in wet weather and leave a black residue all over everything, these BR-9000 pads do not, and they seem much more wear resistant and durable as well.
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