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New Product Introductions

SwissStop Rat GHP
You've been asking for it so now we have it.  For the first time Bikeman.com is now stocking Swiss Stop rim brake pads.  Interest has grown in these pads to near cult status over the past couple years, especially in cyclocross.  Bikeman loves cyclocross so how could we say no?  We are carrying all varieties to fit whatever brake pads style you use on your rig; smooth post canti, v-brake style inserts and road brake style inserts.  We also have compounds for aluminum rims and carbon rims.

SwissStop Rat Yellow King
Honestly I was a little confused when I first looked at all the models and the naming scheme, I was left scratching my head a little.  But, being a engineer type and wanting to organize things, I got it figured out.  Basically it goes like this, you have a name that is comprised of two parts.  The first part denotes what brake system the pad is compatible with.  They are: Rat for smooth post cantis, Rx for v-brake style inserts, Flash for Shimano/SRAM road style inserts, Race for Campagnolo 8/9 road style inserts and Race2000 for Camagnolo 10/Zero Gravity road style inserts.

SwissStop Rx GHP
Ok, so we are halfway there.  The next part of the name denotes the type of rim material the pad compound is designed for.  Here we narrow it down to two choices, GHP (Green High Performance) and Yellow King.

The "GHP" or green high performance compound is designed for aluminum rims in the most demanding conditions.  Cross is pretty demanding, I'd say it fits.  Here is what Swiss Stop has to say about it:

SwissStop Rx Yellow King

"GHP puts Swiss Stop brake pads in a class of their own. This exclusive compound is the product of laboratory knowledge combined with rider feedback. And not just any riders either. Swiss Stop is proud to be the 'unofficial' choice of many professionals. While the list of riders who choose SwissStop is growing, there's only one reason why - GHP. Extremely long service life and unbeatable performance in wet conditions."

SwissStop Flash GHP
The Yellow King compound is designed for the ultimate braking performance on carbon rims.  If you have carbon wheels you know how important it is to have the correct pad.  The Yellow King is an extremely versatile brake pad for carbon wheels.  It has been proven to operate quietly and effectively in all conditions - including rain - on a wide range of carbon fiber braking surfaces. In wet conditions, where carbon pads traditionally dissappoint, they provide incredible stopping power.  For cyclocross or road, if you have carbon wheels these are the pads to have.

SwissStop Flash Yellow King
So there you have it, all the info you need to order up your brake pads.  Let's have a quiz.  You need some smooth post canti pads for aluminum rims.  What pad do you need?  Rat GHP is the correct answer.  How about some Shimano road style inserts for carbon rims?  Fash Yellow King.  Go it?  No worries if you don't, we have full descriptions of all the pads on the product pages and I still use a cheat sheat.  One important thing to remember is that the pads come in sets of four, enough for one complete bike.  


SwissStop Rat GHP Brake Pads
 $29.95
SwissStop Rat GHP Brake Pads: Set/4, Green High Performance compound. Compatible with: Smooth Post Cantilever. Rim Material: Alu...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-RATGHP

SwissStop Rat Yellow King Brake Pads
 $50.95
SwissStop Rat Yellow King Brake Pads: Set/4. Compatible with: Smooth Post Cantilever. Rim Material: Carbon fiber. Characteristic...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-RATYEL

SwissStop Rx GHP Brake Pads
 $24.95
SwissStop Rx GHP Brake Pads: Set/4, Green High Performance compound. Compatible with: Linear Pull Cartridge, Canti Cartridge. Ri...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-RXGHP

SwissStop Rx Yellow King Brake Pads
 $41.95
SwissStop Rx Yellow King Brake Pads: Set/4. Compatible with: Linear Pull Cartridge, Canti Cartridge. Rim Material: Carbon fiber...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-RXYEL

SwissStop Flash GHP Brake Pads
 $25.95
SwissStop Flash GHP Brake Pads: Set/4, Green High Performance compound. Compatible with: Shimano 9/10, SRAM. Rim Material: Alumi...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-FLSGHP

SwissStop Flash Yellow King Brake Pads
 $41.95
SwissStop Flash Yellow King Brake Pads: Set/4. Compatible with: Shimano 9/10, SRAM. Rim Material: Carbon fiber. Characteristics:...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-FLSYEL

SwissStop Race GHP Brake Pads
 $29.95
SwissStop Race GHP Brake Pads: Set/4, Green High Performance compound. Compatible with: Campagnolo 8/9. Rim Material: Aluminum,...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-RACEGHP

SwissStop Race2000 GHP Brake Pads
 $35.95
SwissStop Race2000 GHP Brake Pads: Set/4, Green High Performance compound. Compatible with: Campagnolo 10, Zero Gravity. Rim Ma...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-RC2000GHP
SwissStop Race2000 Yellow King Brake Pads
 $62.95
SwissStop Race2000 Yellow King Brake Pads: Set/4. Compatible with: Campagnolo 10, Zero Gravity. Rim Material: Carbon fiber. Ch...
Bikeman Product Code: HEL-RC2000YEL

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