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Kool Stop Dura Holder Road Brake Shoe Kit

Kool Stop

Dura Holder Road Brake Shoe Kit

Model # (BRK28)
$21.95
Availability: In Stock
Product Rating
 
3.5 stars
 (2 Reviews)
 

Kool Stop Dura Holder Road Brake Shoe Kit

This new road shoe/holder system uses the Shimano style refills, fits all caliper brakes that use a threaded post, and whose slots are 7mm or wider.

Kool Stop's Made-in-USA pad holder is similar to the Shimano Dura-Ace, only better. It features ball-and-socket mounting for greater angle djustability than any similar unit.

These come with dual-compound refills installed, and include a spare set of salmon refills.


 

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3.5 stars

(based on 2 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install 
  • Good braking 
  • Great stopping power 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Easily damaged 
  • Hard to install 
  • Weak socket hole 

Best Uses

  • Road bikes 

Reviewed by 2 customers

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4.0

These are good!

By motieboy

from Boston, MA

About Me Commuter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Stopping Power
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Weak socket hole

Best Uses

    Comments:

    These are a mighty improvement over the typical road pads used on the 60s through late 80s ten speeds. The stopping power is twice as good, and because of the clever flexible adjustment mechanism it is easy to install and adjust to the correct toe in, and roll angle. I had no problem with chatter or locking up. Before, with traditional pads it was all I could do to stop using only the front brake. I would have to squeeze the lever so hard I was afraid I'd break the brake arms. With the Kool Stops the braking was effortless and well modulated, right from the start. In another review I read it was noted that sometimes the allen head fastener bottoms out before the correct installation torque is attained. This is true, but simply adding a washer to the screw is sufficient fix that. easy! I also found that the outer diameter of the attachment screw was just a few thousandths of an inch wider than the slot in the brake arm. So just a few little swipes with a file were enough to open the slot enough to accept the new brake shoes. It was also noted elsewhere that the socket for the allen wrench is a little shallow. This is true, and is a little bit of a problem, othewise I'd have rated these five stars instead of four. But, with some care they are completely useable. I am using these exclusively from now on!!

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    3.0

    Needs better fasteners

    By Peter

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Good braking

    Cons

    • Tough to Install
    • Easily damaged

    Best Uses

    • Road Bikes

    Comments:

    The pads themselves are the expected high Kool Stop quality, and the spherical washer mechanism would work as advertised, but the binding post used to install the pad is its downfall. The 5mm hex socket is is so shallow that if used with a somewhat worn hex wrench, will easily cam out damaging the fastener. Moreover, even if your 5mm hex wrench finds good purchase, if your brake caliper arms happen to be a little thinner than average you will find that as you tighten, the threaded post comes up into the middle of the binding post pushing your wrench out (and probably stripping out the minimal engagement in the binding post in the process.) In the event of damage to the binding post, a replacement in metric size is difficult to find.

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