Building on their reputation for excellent brake pads, SwissStop is now adding thermo-regulation to their stopper strategy with the new EXOTherm disc brake pads.
The new pads use an aluminum backing plate with a raised section containing cooling fins to pull heat out into the air stream, helping it dissipate rapidly. They say once properly bedded in, brake fade practically disappears. The pad material is based on their Disc E compound, which was originally developed to handle the extra stopping power required by heavier e-bikes, but with a focus on improving road and mountain bike braking performance. They claim the material also helps reduce noise and vibration.
It’ll be available in late fall 2015 in eight models (15, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 and 32) to fit popular disc brakes from Shimano, Formula, SRAM, Avid and Magura. Check their website for exact brake fitments based on model number. Retail will be €38.40 with an 20% discount offered for a limited time at launch.