The Bike Stops Here – SRAM™ and Zipp™ Brake Pads

Brake pads are an incredibly technical piece of equipment, making the right choice is critical. SRAM and Zipp offer perfect options for carbon and aluminum braking surfaces.

In the ever-growing myriad of wheel and brake options, knowing which pads for which brakeset mates best with which wheel can be daunting. SRAM and Zipp have developed brake pads for all road, tri and cross applications. We partner with the world’s best brake pad compound manufacturers to provide the perfect option for precise stopping when you need it.

Both SRAM and Zipp absolutely recommend using pads specifically designed for your wheel’s braking surface. Having the wrong pads, or worn pads, can be dangerous and potentially void your wheel’s warranty.

Here is a quick overview of which current SRAM and Zipp pads are available, and which work best for carbon or aluminum braking surfaces. See your local dealer for more information or to purchase. “Flash” refers to the fact that the pad is SRAM and Shimano® compatible.

Model: Zipp Tangente (Flash) Platinum Pro Evo Brake Pad
Color: Silver (Grey)
Brake surface: Carbon
Notes: Ships with all new Zipp wheels with carbon braking surfaces; available for purchase in packs of two ($40, €36) for SRAM, Shimano® or Campagnolo®brake-pad holders.

Model: Zipp Tangente High Performance Cork Brake Pad
Color: Cork
Brake surface: Carbon
Notes: Available for purchase separately in packs of two ($38, €34) for SRAM®, Shimano® or Campagnolo® brake-pad holders.

Model: SRAM SwissStop™ (Flash) Pro brake pads
Color: Silver (Grey)
Brake surface: Carbon
Notes: Comes standard with SRAM RED and Force bikes that feature carbon wheels.

Model: SRAM SwissStop (Flash) Yellow King Carbon pad
Color: Yellow
Brake Surface: Carbon
Notes: Available from your local dealer.

Model: SRAM SwissStop (Flash) Black High Performance
Color: Black
Brake surface: Aluminum
Notes: Comes standard with SRAM RED and Force, available from your local dealer.

RED caliper brakes:
Come standard with SRAM SwissStop Black High Performance pads – Aluminum braking surface only.

SRAM Force™ caliper brakes:
Come standard with SRAM SwissStop Black High Performance pads – Aluminum braking surface only.

SRAM Rival™ caliper brakes:
Come standard with SRAM / SwissStop Compound brake pads (black).

SRAM Apex™ brakes:
Come standard with SRAM / SwissStop Compound brake pads (black).

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