Monday, May 26, 2008

Swisstop GHP Pad Testing

What : Green High Performance (GHP) - Green compound the rubber mixture of the superlative for all aluminum and ceramic rims. Excellent brake power in dry conditions and unbeatable in rain. Very low pad and rim wear. [From Manufacturer's Site]

Who : Swiss Stop pads are made by a Swiss company named Rex Articoli SA. Their 70 years of experience in technical compounds allows them to produce brake pads with highly fine tuned performance characteristics. Swiss Stop pads have superior stopping power, low pad-wear rates, very linear brake response, and a smooth, quiet performance. [Competitive Cyclist]

Below are test setups to measure pad co-efficient of friction. The facility is able to simulate wet conditions as well. Brake pad wear is measured to within 1/100 gram accuracy. Courtesy WorldClassCycles.

I'm wondering how they make these pads but ingredients are often closely guarded manufacturing secrets.

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