Zipp® developed the Zipp Tangente High Performance Cork Bicycle Brake Pad as a
response to the intense heat caused by braking on carbon. These pads are
designed for Zipp’s carbon rims and employ a composite cork polymer to reduce
glazing and offer consistent brake response. As a result, the Tangente cork pad
avoids the brake pulsation produced by residue buildup from rubber pads and can
even eliminate pulsation from rims with previous buildup.
Even though the newer silver Tangente Platinum Pro Brake Pad is designed to
perform better across all riding conditions, many still love the smooth
consistent feel of cork.
Tangente High Performance Cork Brake Pad’s unique shape places more material in
the front of the pad to improve durability and shed water. Although the
composite material wears similarly to low-temperature rubber compounds, the
Tangente cork pad lasts longer than most rubber carbon-specific pads because of
its shape and 0.5 mm greater overall thickness.
Available in packs of
Select Shimano®/SRAM® or
*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.