A bit over a year ago I wrote some about EE brake shoes, Corima and THM Carbones. Since that it happens a lot. Old post here: EE Brake pad holders, lightest?
And still. EE is light at 13g for a pair (95€ for a bike):
And THM Carbones is lighter with 9g for a pair (118€ for a bike):
But also very expensive. So is there more options. Cheap and light is KCNC with 12g and 47,8€:
b-t-p is always lightest with 12,5g including glued on brake pads, 78€ for a bike:
Engage got a pair, 53g for a bike including brake pads at 29€:
Also in the same league is BBB. Look at this brake shoes, almost the same as Engage:
Don’t know about weight for BBB
B-T-P also got a more normal set to use with normal brakepads, 12,5g for a pair of shoes and 129€ for a bike including brake pads:
AX-Lightness got a set in carbon at 12,8g and for 87,5€ for a bike with brake pads:
also got 14g alu shoes that is sold without pads for 60€ for a bike:
And we always got Tune, made by B-T-P including Yellow Swiss Stop Flash Pro. 13,5-14g for a pair of shoes, 167,5€ for a bike including brakepads:
Forgotting is Ciamillo that I would like to see as they use Campa brake pads instead of normal Shimano standard.
After choosing brakes there are many different brake pads. Just talking about pads for carbon rims as that is what interests me looking for it. Weight for 4 pads:
Corima at 8g
Normal cheap cork (Planet X I checked) at 18g
Reynolds blue at 24g
SwissStop yellow at 32g
SwissStop Black Prince at 33g
Big difference in weight. Some think the Corimas are good, others don’t. Cork is nothing special. Got a pair of friends who liked Reynolds and I’ve tried them once and thought them were very good too, a bit softer than yellow SwissStop. Yellow SwissStop is good but can be a bit hard and doesn’t work with for example Campagnolo rims.
My dream would be THM brake shoes with Reynolds pads
What do you use, prefer, dream of or have tried that I have missed?