New! Cork Brake Pads
ZIPP’S TANGENTE HIGH PERFORMANCE CORK BRAKE PAD TAKES CARBON STOPPING POWER TO A NEW LEVEL
No one has studied all aspects of carbon fiber rims more closely than the engineers of Zipp Speed Weaponry who design and test the world’s fastest wheels and components.
In response to the intense heat and residue buildup caused by braking on carbon, Zipp has developed the Tangente High Performance Cork Brake Pad that outperforms all other carbon-specific pads in all conditions. CNC machined from a unique composite material, the Tangente pad combines the stopping performance and durability of a synthetic polymer with the heat resistance and smooth feel of cork.
The Tangente operates at a lower temperature than any rubber-based pad.
• Reduces risk of rolled tubular tires and carbon clincher rim damage
The Tangente offers better overall stopping performance than any other carbon-specific pad.
• Composite material offers greater stopping power than traditional cork.
The Tangente is the most durable carbon-specific pad available.
• Cork-polymer composite material wears longer than traditional cork.
Like Zipp wheels, the Tangente High Performance Cork Brake Pad is made in the USA. Pads are sold in packs of 4 through authorized Zipp retailers and at Zipp.com for $75 US. Pads for Shimano and SRAM brakes are available now; a Campagnolo-compatible version will be available soon.
The Tangente pad may be used on any tubular or clincher rim with a carbon braking surface, but it should never be used on aluminum braking surfaces.