These have been my go to brake pads for years as early (2002 vintage) Shimano pads would actually take metal off of rims when riding in wetgrimy conditions.
Of course here in Portland, OR, I have to replace brake pads more often than my previous location, but find these work well in the rain.
I typically keep a set or two in my inventory so I'll have them when I need them.
salmon color, nice, but don't seem to work as well as hoped on non-machined rims in the rain. I will wait to see if the new rims need more break in time. About double the force on the levers is needed on my commuting bike when it's raining. I am also wondering if their compound has changed from years ago.
Salmon pads work extremely well in various conditions, so i installed a set prior to 'Cross season. The install takes just a few minutes and the pads will last through the end of the year.
Ive used these replacement pads on my dry weather bike for years. Stopping power is great and they wear very well. And they fit perfectly in the pad holders.
Replaced the brake inserts that came with my road bike. These inserts haven't glazed over and provide a consistent smooth touch when braking.
I've always had the best braking with Koolstops V brake pads on my mountain bikes so after having iffy results with some other options I went for these for the road. Nice to be back. There are probably other types including OEM that last longer, but these stop with less effort and are easy on the rims.
They seem a little loose in the holders but that's just as well as you don't have to struggle to get them in and out. This means you're more likely to pull them and clean the grit out more often.
A great replacement pad for what came on my bike. Quite a bit stickier and no chatter on long descents. Kool Stop is a good product.