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Yokozuna Scott-Mathauser Brake Pads

Cast you mind back to the early to mid Eighties and think brake pads. You might remember Scott/Mathauser pads as being the number 1 upgrade for any brakeset on any high end road bike. They stopped better and lasted far longer than stock brake pads of it's era.

Ed Scott and Bill Mathauser came up with a brake compound that used an iron-oxide or 'rust' formulation that performed so well and lasted so long, that they are remembered to this day. Enter the Generation-X compound pad. This familiar salmon-colored compound features an updated iron-oxide formula over the original that performs in virtually any condition - dry or wet. The compound is so dense that it reduces the amount of debris that get lodged in the pad which causes rim wear and damage. Even though the pads are dense, they offer excellent modulation and superb wear life. One of our favorite pads.

The Scott/Mathauser pads should definitely be a consideration when looking for an upgrade over stock pads.


  • Sold in pairs
  • Excellent value
  • Salmon colored rust compound
  • Fits all Shimano/SRAM style shoes
  • $6.95
    Sale Price
    Reg Price $6.99


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    Posted on 1/5/2013

    great modulation. good wear compared to shimano or campy even on daily winter training rides on the westcoast. no black gunk on rims after a wet willy and best of all is the price.


    Posted on 9/17/2012

    Excellent brake modulation and they GRIP! Great bargain.


    Posted on 9/12/2012

    Very good pads. I use them on my CX and Road bikes.

    Pros Confident stopping power, great price!

    Cons None


    Posted on 5/23/2012

    They stop; they don't leave as much black garbage on the rim as some pads; they don't adopt stray pebbles into their pads too eagerly. These pads don't last as long as the Shimanos or the SRAMs, but they cost much less. They are cheap! Cheap is good; cheap and stopping is better.


    Posted on 10/10/2011 9:05:40 PM

    These are great. I pulled off some Dura Ace pads and put on some Kool Stop (black/salmon combo) pads. I rode those for just a couple weeks and was not happy with them in wet conditions. I also do not like how wide the Kool Stops are - it makes it hard to avoid rubbing on either the tire or off the bottom side of the braking track (on Ksyrium Elites.) These Yokozunas are narrower and easier to adjust. They have a better feel and stronger feel than the Kool Stops I took off - in both wet and dry conditions. AND they are CHEAP!


    Posted on 8/10/2011 2:31:41 PM

    These pads rock. I have used stock Shimano pads, SRAM OE pads and Swiss Stop and prefer these by far. First they modulate really well, second they last forever and lastly, they do not leave compound residue on the rim.


    Posted on 6/6/2011 1:07:56 PM

    Great pads, they work similar to my Shimano pads, but last a lot longer. The modulation as claimed really is good - good "feel".


    Posted on 2/23/2011 11:04:05 AM

    I bought these pads cause i needed replacements for my worn 7900 pads. I chose them because the price was cheap and I remember using Mathausers on my road bikes many years ago with good success. I really can’t believe how well they work. I can tell you right now they will last longer than Shimanos - even though i really liked the Shimano, they wore fairly quick and also left a residue on the rims. These pads have yet to show signs of wear after a few hundred miles and have yet to clean the residue and sludge of my rims, even after riding in wet weather. Highly recommended..