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SwissStop EXOTherm 2 Disc Brake Pads

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Review by josko

Reviewed 12/10/2023
by josko
Cycling Enthusiast
Cape Cod, MA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Didn't work for me

These pads sound like a honking goose. I tried to break them in correctly, cleaned rotors with acetone, sanded pads, but each time after a few hard stops, they start to honk. Also, stopping power seemed less than Shimano L pads. Switched back to Shimano L, problems went away.

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Review by Anonymous

Reviewed 9/23/2022
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Salt Lake City
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Smooth and quiet

I bought the Exotherm2 Disc34 as a replacement for my 2nd set of stock Shimano LO3A pads, which were hard to find as they were being replaced with the LO5A. I have 1,500 miles on these pads now and they have preformed really well. I would say they are a step above the OEM. Quiet with strong breaking power and smooth modulation. Riding the mountains there is no fade under long, steep descents. I have only had them in the rain a few times and they performed just as well compared to dry conditions. I'm curious to see how the new LO5A pads will compare, but would definitely keep using the Disc34 pads if available.

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Review by Bill in Boston

Reviewed 9/5/2022
by Bill in Boston
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston, MA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent performance on a tandem

Installed these front & rear on a Co-motion Tandem with Juin Tech GT 4-cylinder hybrid hydraulic calipers. They were a bit noisy at first, but once bedded in have performed much better compared to the stock pads. Very good stopping power with excellent modulation. No noticeable fade on long descents.

Had an annoying squeal on the rear with the original Aavid rotors. Switched to a Reverse Components AirCon rotor and the problem went away.

Got them on sale for a great deal. But would definitely re-purchase at full price when needed.

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Review by BklynRich

Reviewed 4/15/2023
by BklynRich
Cycling Enthusiast
New York City
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Excellent Disc Brake Pads

The stock Shimano disc brake pads lasted less than 1,000 miles. I tried sanding the braking surface, but they still didn't provide sufficient stopping power. The SwissStop are far superior in my experience.

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Review by Hoeferland

Reviewed 3/12/2023
by Hoeferland
Competitive Racer
Seattle, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A big step down from Shimano Pads

Honestly, I had high hopes for these pads and after buying them in 2021 I finally got a chance to install and use them the past few months. Bottom line, save your money and buy Shimano or Jagwire's pads. These pads are noisy, even with proper break in and have very little stopping power. A huge disappointment given the price of a pad set.

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