DarkPads ice zone contact alu alloy

4 braking pads designed for carbon-made wheels. 

SHIMANO/SRAM compatible

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DARKPADS’ ice zone contact carbon braking pad is a unique patented concept aimed at optimizing both the cooling of the rim and the braking power while keeping a similar braking pattern whether the rim is wet or dry. 

Braking on an aluminum wheel should be taken seriously, yet, most manufacturers deliver mono-component resin pads with basic technical structure.  

Facts: An aluminium braking surface wears twice as fast as a pretreated carbon braking surface.

For a decade, manufacturers provided customers with pads delivering a rough bring pattern with an ON/OFF feeling.. 


We offer a progressive and controllable braking experience, with similar braking pattern in wet and dry conditions. 

«YES : Aluminium Rims can heat up. »

During long and steep descends, the braking surface can heat up and melt the rim tape, maximizing the odds of an inner-tube explosion. 

What makes this set of pads a breakthrough is its ability to cool the braking surface of an aluminium rim while braking by redirecting air-flows via an internal system. 

It combines a central air-channel and perpendicular channels to supply the surface with fresh air. 

By using infrared cameras, we drew a temperature profile to help designing our air-channeling system and optimize the heat dissipation. The pad frame has been calibrated to maximize the flow rate though the channels by creating a Venturi Effect. 

We engineered our resin to get rid off what made braking unpleasant : The ON/OFF feeling, brake marks on the rim.. Our bi-components resin makes the dream work. 

The result of the combination of those technologies is a smooth braking sensation that will make you forget the jolts provided by other pads, while maintaining on-demand power in any situations and weather conditions.

No more overheating of the rim and more importantly, a safer braking pattern.

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