It's no secret that ENVE makes some of the fastest wheels in the game. In fact, they're constantly having to advance their braking technology in order to balance out the speed. The textured brake tracks on their SES range of wheels is a tremendous help, but the other half of that equation is the brake pads. These ENVE Black Carbon Brake Pads are designed specifically for their molded-in textured brake tracks to provide the best power and manipulation while ensuring long-term durability of your ENVE SES wheelset.
Sold as a set for one brake. Buy two sets to complete both front and rear brakes. For use with ENVE's molded-in textured brake tracks only.
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Brake Parts: Pads
Hub Compatibility: Rim Brake
Brake Pad Type: Caliper - Campagnolo
Brake Pad Type: Caliper - Shimano/SRAM
Brake Type: Road Caliper
SHIMANO/Sram- Textured Brake Track
Mfg PartNum: 100-0005-005
Campagnolo - Textured Brake Track
Mfg PartNum: 100-0004-002
Mfg Warranty: 0 Mo. Parts & Labor
Im on my 5th set.
They are very expensive.
I did go cheap and boy i chucked the substitite straight into the trash.
So i have to bite the bullit and pay.
I've given 4 stars because the cost is the letdown.
Having paid ï¿½2500 for my wheels, what's the issue?!
Had a lot of brake squeal at first, but once I did a better toe-in as per Enve, rarely get a few squeaks now. These Enve wheels with the textured brake track slow down so much better than my old wheels with the smooth brake track. Pads wear about normal for carbon wheel pads.
I can't compare these to others but they do squeal loudly under hard braking when new. They provide enough braking, so I learned to rear-bias braking force and minimize the noise. The rear didn't seem to squeal as much anyway. As they wore to the limits, they braked better with less noise. They're on Dura-Ace 9000 brakes which have no adjustment for toe-in. You might get some conical bushings and try toe-in, but then they might wear faster to the limit line at the inward point. I recommend letting them bed in using the brake alignment as-is (near parallel).
These pads seem to work very well paired with the ENVE rims. The pad life is VERY good and I have not had any issues with the pads. I will occasionally get some squeal on longer descents but it is very minimal. For the money these pads are a great deal with very good performance.
I love my Enve wheels. I have them on a road bike and mountain bike. These pads, however, are not very good. I bought a set of Campy Bora wheels and the pads they came were incredibly responsive, so I bought another pair for my Enve wheels and am much happier with the Campagnolo pads.
These are great with my enve wheels. The brake track on the enve's make an interesting noise while braking but I feel confident with these. The compound is soft and the wear is pretty quick. Since safety is important i'll be buying these again.
I ride almost daily and over one month did 27 rides, about 900 miles of hilly back roads and over 51,000 feet of climbing and descending. I have to de-glaze the break pad faces weekly. They hold up, other secondary market pads just melt on the ENVE carbon rims, so you have to have these to safely ride with ENVE carbon rim wheels with the textured brake surface. It's a high maintenance brake pad but you have to do it or you don't stop and no one will ride with you because you brakes squeal so bad is you don't de-glaze them with a file or course sand paper and wire brush.