FAQs

1. Which pads should I use with my carbon rims?

Always use the pad recommended by your wheel builder. SwissStop can not overtake any warranty from your wheel builder.

2. Which is the most powerful SwissStop compound for alloy rims?

BXP pads not only deliver great modulation but also superior wet and dry performance on alloy rims.

3. Can I use SwissStop carbon pads on alloy rims?

Yes, it works but alloy pads perform much better on alloy rims and the change from alloy to carbon rims can be dangerous for carbon rims. Any alloy bubble in the carbon pad can destroy a carbon rim in only a few braking intervals.

4. Can I use alloy pads on carbon rims?

NO, heat resistance of a SwissStop alloy pad is only about half that of a SwissStop carbon pad. Alloy pads about 160°C, SwissStop carbon pads about 300°C.

5. Which is the most gentle SwissStop compound for alloy rims?

It depends on your rim. If braking power is not your main target Original Black pads should be best for you.

6. Which pads for Mavic Exalith rims?

Only use original Mavic Exalith 2 pads for all Mavic Exalith rims.

7. Which pads for Mavic Carbon rims?

Use either Mavic or SwissStop Yellow King brake pads. No other brake pad is yet approved for Mavic Carbon rims.

8. Which pads for Bontrager carbon road wheels?

For Aeolus D3 the Black Prince is approved in dry and wet road conditions. Other conditions, including mud, and with all other models of Bontrager wheels you must use Bontrager Carbon Stop Cork. See download for full details from Bontrager.

9. How do you tell the difference between SwissStop pads for alloy wheels and SwissStop pads for carbon wheels?

White writing on the pad indicates a pad for alloy wheels.

Yellow pad or yellow printing on the pad indicates a pad for carbon wheels.

10. Which pads for Campagnolo Shamal Mille or Fulcrum Racing Zero Nite rims?

Only use original Campagnolo Shamal Mille Blue pads for all Campagnolo Shamal Mille and Fulcrum Racing Zero Nite rims.