Stop in a flash.
The SwissStop FlashPro Shimano Black Prince Carbon Brake Pads provide excellent stopping power specifically for carbon rims in all weather. Drawing on 70 years of experience in the rubber industry, SwissStop has created replacement brake pads featuring some of the most advanced compounds in cycling, with a meticulous production process and extensive research and development. It's no surprise that SwissStop pads have quickly become the only choice for pro riders and amateurs who demand the best.
The FlashPro pad model fits Shimano 9/10, SRAM road, and TRP holders, and is available in several different rubber compounds. The Black Prince compound is specially formulated for high performance with carbon rims, providing excellent modulation on carbon brake tracks. It runs at a lower temperature than other compounds and wears more slowly. Sold in sets of four pads, enough to retrofit a complete bike, front and rear.
Note: Black Prince brake pads are not designed for use with aluminum rims.
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Mfg PartNum: P100003205
Brake Pad Type: Caliper - Shimano/SRAM
Brake Type: Road Caliper
Brake Parts: Pads
Hub Compatibility: Rim Brake
I bought the Zipp 404 Firecrest wheels in July 2016 and installed the included grey pads, giving me mediocre stopping power. I read good reviews about SwissStop pads and found out that Zipp approves of this brand, so I gave them a try and am much happier that my road bike stops better now. I will never go back to the grey Zipp pads, it is SwissStop pads only for me on Zipp carbon rims.
I use these for CX with 303 tubs that are a few years old. The are noticeably better than any other pad, save the new zipps grey version. I'd say 20% better than the old yellows and %50 better than the cork (remember those goddamn things?). Obviously, you need to switch pads when using al training wheels, but that is a 3 minute job and you have clean the bike after each cx race anyhow.
I switched to the Black Prince pads from the Yellow King pads. The Black Prince pads seem to work much better than the Yellow Kings did. I get more confidence with the Black Prince pads and although they are still not as good as pads on Ali rims are they work well. I am pretty light so it may be harder for heavier riders, but so far so good.
My Easton carbon road wheels came with Swiss Stop yellow kings pads which worked pretty well but definately didn't come close to the breaking performance of aluminum wheels and rubber pads. I recently made the switch to these black prince pads and (WOW!) what a difference it made. The braking performance is awesome, pretty much on par with aluminum wheelsrubber pads and also they seem to be more quiet than the yellow king pads.
I bought these to replace the Yellow SwissStop Brake Pads that came with my Wheel set. The Black Prince Carbon Pads have much better stopping power than the Yellow SwissStop Pads and after some downhill action at least to the touch, the wheels are not as hot. A good upgrade all around so don't hesitate to try them out.
I am using the new SwissStop Black Prince Carbon pads on my Easton EC90 Carbon Wheels and they have a very similar braking performance to that of my aluminum wheelset. I have great confidence in the stopping power of these pads and am very happy SwissStop improved on their yellow pads.
I have been a fan of Swiss Stop brake pads for nearly a decade. I have used both the Race Pro version for alloy rims and the carbon version in several offerings. Currently I am using the Black Prince on most all of my bikes for carbon wheels. While the yellow race pro pads do appear to have somewhat better modulation the Black Prince are more durable and wear longer. The difference in modulation is minimal so I use these on my road bike(s) for training and racing since I have to change pads less frequently. I still prefer the yellow pads on my TT bike which sees fewer miles during the season.
I had used cork pads prior to purchasing the SwissStop pads and was very unhappy with my stopping power. The SwissStop Prince pads are great the difference is dramatic I highly recommend these brake pads.
So far, great pads, will see how they do when the rain starts as my old set just got worn in a flash rain and brakes were gone. Hopefully these set will last me awhile maybe a bit longer than a season of training and a few triathlons
I have Bontrager carbon fiber rims on my road bike. The Shimano solution seemed to be cork pad which were not very good in the dry and didn't work at all in the rain. I have used the SwissStop yellow and black pads and they both work equally well. I found the yellow pad to get a bit hard with time and did not work as well. Don't know if this is an issue with the black but so far I am very pleased. The pads are quiet and comfortably stop the bike. I prefer disc brakes, but if you have rim brakes and carbon wheels, these pads will work well.
Living in the San Francisco Bay Area gives me access so amazing climbs and descents. These pads give me the confidence to stop and not adjust my riding technique. The brake pads that came with my Fulcrum Racing Quattro Carbon H.40 are longer wearing but do not grip. These pads wear fast but I'd rather stop and pay the premium. I consider this the cost of ownership for riding carbon rims in a hilly area. These are my 3rd set.
These pads provide amazing power and smooth consistent power when blazing downhill turns and racing around bends. My only gripe about these, is that they wear out pretty quickly. If these were $20 cheaper, theses would be 100/10 on my rating scale
I absolutely love the sound my brakes make when I hit them. The whir of Swiss stops on 303's is magical. In races of course it can be a bit disconcerting since the sound can be noticeable even with a touch of the brakes but they obviously do the trick. Nice pads. No problems at all. Carbon's not so great in the rain of course so be careful no matter what pads you have ripping alpine descents in the rain.
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