Yes, like others said, the red pads were stock SunTour, molded-in name and slender, rounded profile. I have found them to offer better performance like the Matthausers do, compared side to side, and better than stock black Campagnolo. Many variables here, of course, and braking performance not compared experimentally but by impression. Still, my impression is that the read compound SunTour pads have superior braking like the Matthausers and are likely to me not just a different color but a different compound.
Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah
On Feb 9, 2008 9:17 PM, Fred Rednor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Correction:
> > Just occured to me that the Superbes I got in 77
> > may have still had the black compound pads. The
> > red came later (?).
> Did the Suntour calipers really come with red pads, or is it
> that shops typically sold them with the Scott-Mathauser
> friction material? That's how I purchased the combination here
> - from Rivendell, when they first started up their operation:
> I'm actually not entirely certain how well these would work
> with a road bike on a serious descent. They're on the front of
> my track bike and come off for racing. The only real stopping
> I do with this brake is to avoid tourists at Hains Point in
> Best regards,
> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
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