Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

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Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:06 pm

LBS can probably order them, but is there somewhere online who stocks them? They seem hard to find...
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby antipodean » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:27 am

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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:55 pm

Thanks mate...

$94 for a set of 4... YIKES!!!
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Ross » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:05 pm

What's so good about them? Won't Swisstop Yellow or Reynolds Blue suffice?
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby antipodean » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:49 pm

My theory is if you can afford their ridiculously priced wheels what's another $94!
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:35 pm

antipodean wrote:My theory is if you can afford their ridiculously priced wheels what's another $94!


Yeah but I'm a tight ass!!! Haha
I bought some 2ndhand so they were bout the same price as any other decent carbon wheel..,

Ross:
I'm running Swissstop yellows now and they are terrible... No modulation, squeal, and reports of overheating and rim damage...
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby MarkG » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:48 pm

Reynolds Blue - very good
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:51 pm

Thanks Mark
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby MarkG » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:03 pm

I've had them for a while, nice even feel, no squeal.

http://www.probikekit.com/au/reynolds-replacement-brake-block-inserts-for-carbon-rims.html

Bargain.. $28 for 4
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Dexter005 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:56 am

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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:18 am

Fidi1979 wrote:http://fairwheelbikes.com/enve-carbon-brake-pads-p-4450.html


I looked at most of the usual US sites, where the enve blocks are cheapest...
Postage however from any of the US sites is the killer... Between $35 & $50 mostly...

Ended up getting them from sigmasports... $67 delivered... Might try the Reynolds as well, thanks for the tip fellas...
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Ross » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:54 pm

I run Swissstop yellows on my carbon wheels and they seem ok. Very similar in performance to my alloy wheels with standard Shimano pads. I might try something else when they wear out just to see what all the fuss is about.

I was talking with a mate after today's race and he runs the same brake pads (Swissstop yellows) on both his alloy and carbon wheels. I expressed concern about the pads picking up micro bits of aluminium and damaging the carbon wheels but he reckons there's no problem.
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby jcjordan » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:03 pm

Ross wrote:I run Swissstop yellows on my carbon wheels and they seem ok. Very similar in performance to my alloy wheels with standard Shimano pads. I might try something else when they wear out just to see what all the fuss is about.

I was talking with a mate after today's race and he runs the same brake pads (Swissstop yellows) on both his alloy and carbon wheels. I expressed concern about the pads picking up micro bits of aluminium and damaging the carbon wheels but he reckons there's no problem.


I am with you Ross there is no way I would use the same pads for both carbon and alloy.

Love the performance oy swisstop yellow but plan to give the new black prince a try.
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:32 pm

Hmmm, I certainly wouldn't run the same pads interchangeably... Those shards if alloy couldn't to much to the carbon braking tracks...
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Re: Where to buy ENVE brake pads?

Postby petal665 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:26 am

I ordered a whole bunch of the new swissstop black princes. I'm keen to give them a go. The yellows are terrible for leaving marks on your braking surface.
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