Shimano R55C3 Brake Cartridges - Alloy Rims
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Shimano R55C3 Brake Cartridges - Alloy Rims
Code: 8FN 9809
Direct replacement brake cartridges to suit most Shimano brake calipers.
  • High performance road-specific pad inserts designed to fit all Shimano Road Systems
  • Compatible with Dura-Ace 7900, 7800, 7700, Ultegra 6500, 6600, 6700 and 105 5500, 5600 & 5700 brakes
  • Block compound formulated for use with standard rim braking surface
  • Exactly the same specification as originally supplied, ensuring consistent performance
  • Comes in a pack of 2 pads or 4 Pads (enough for front and rear calipers)
Mr GreenI have used these brake cartridges for the last 8 years. They always perform well. Fast service from Merlin, as always.
timSimple to install, good to have new brake pads for my new wheels
Mr HarveyPerfect replacements, easy to fit and I can stop again now!
Mr AndrewsStock brake cartridges - work flawlessly
Richard StockwellFor the traditional brake user, these are the choice product. Previous set lasted two years of winter and summer use. In the pot-holes and environment of the Berkshire Downs, that shows good durability. Merlin Cycles delivery was prompt and efficient.
Y. KeehmThey are as good as the new R55C4. When you can get a pair for less than US$4, I think it's quite a steal.
Mr eldridgeGreat value and good performance, not that clever in the rain, but not many are
Mr DordThe bench mark. Very good indeed.
Mr CookJust perfect for the application, great all weather braking and the best price / delivery. Came with new grub screws which are now 2mm hex key, handy!
smithDecent brake pads, wet and dry conditions
LM from TexasI did not realize how worn out my brake pads were. Stops like new and are quiet as a mouse.
Mr farrellyExcellent replacement pads very good in wet winter cibditions
Mr PGood standard pad. Not much to add
BaileyI purchased these as stand - by items. They are identical to the blocks I am using at the moment and I'm confident that they will perform just as well. These blocks provide excellent feel and wear well.
BadgerStopped the bike well enough on alloy rims.
Mr farrellyExcellent product great grip in the wet
Paul S.Bought to replace a set of generic pads, what a difference!!
John DoryBrake pads - the make your bike stop when fitted with a set of brake calipers of the appropriate design and connected to your brake levers through good cables. These seem to last around 2-3 months. All brake pads seem to be less effective in the wet when combined with alloy rims. So be careful when it rains. Otherwise a good price for a pair.
FugaziworldA good cheap brake pad which compared to some very expensive ones stops you in good time.
Mr wilkinsonFitted in minutes, cheap, great stopping power, usual fantastic Merlin service. Recommended.
Mr WongNice brake blocks, a lot for the money as you don't have to replace it until another 5k miles.
TommSuperb brake blocks, great price . Stop well in wet or dry.
Mr MunroNothing fancy, but just work.
DeanoAlways use these pads, great longevity, feel and bite.
Mr DzurickI have used these as brake pad replacements in the past and am still using them. No frills and work great.
BC_DogGreat replacement pads! Replaced my brake pads when I purchased a Shimano Ultegra WH-6800 wheelset from Merlin. Works well in dry weather and is decent in the rain.
Mr PrintEasy to change, work fine. Good.
Mr BartonSpot on easy to fit. Work well. Would recommend
Mr HendershotThe brake pads were easy to install and have increased my stopping distance exponentially. Replacing your pads often is a must!
Mr KormyloEasy to fit and they stop you in all weather conditions. Possibly slightly tough compound for very light alloy rims.
Mr GreenGood pads with fairly decent wet weather performance. Seem to have a softer compound so less stress on the rims.
Mr McKinleyAce brake pads. Work well in wet and dry. Last ages.
Mr GitterLong lasting, easy to replace!
Mr ELGARThe last set lasted 2 years so can't complain. Does leave some black marks on the rims but easily removed with spirits.
Andrew JamesI still haven't fitted these! I bought Shimano replacement pads as the originals that came with the bike were starting to get low after 2500 miles. I'm almost up to 3000 miles now and there's still a few miles left in them. I've bought cheaper brands and they don't last anywhere near the miles that the original Shimano pads do!
Mr HendersonExcellent quality replacement blocks as you would expect from Shimano and really easy to fit!
Mr HendersonExcellent quality replacement blocks as you would expect from Shimano and really easy to fit!
Mr JonesEffective brake cartridges at a good price.
Mr NelsonExcellent pads, easy to fit, great longevity, will definitely buy again.
Mr CheethamVery good item, especially the way I ride down hill
Mr SmallGood pads for alloy rims.
Dave BrownReasonable set of pads with decent stopping that as you'd expect tails off in the wet. Seem to last okay although as it's been unusally dry lately this has probably helped...
Mr NorthoverGood hard wearing pads with excellent stopping in all weathers
TommI bought these to replace the original R55C3 blocks that were on my 105 callipers. They offer confident braking in all weathers and the ones they replace have last me over 4000 miles. Would recommend.
Mr SteeleGreat price, super fast delivery. Original Shimano parts. Doesn't get much better for mail order bits. Merlin is the first place to look for great deals.
Dr MilesGood value pads that seem to work as well as any others.
Mr van ToornPerfect and send in original packaging. Also send fast and well. I love dura race products!
Johnnyvery happy with the braking performance you get with these pads I have no reason to look else where.
Mr JonesThey do what it says on the box ,,and well priced at Merlin.