Going fast is only fun if you can stop when you need to, so good brake pads are indispensable if you want to push the pace. Carbon rims can complicate the equation a little bit, but the SwissStop FlashPro Black Prince Brake Pads make life simple and safe. Designed specifically for carbon rims, the Black Prince rubber compound provides excellent grip and modulation that'll make your braking feel just as strong as it does on aluminum rims. The FlashPro has deep grooves and a pronounced front edge to squeegee away water for all weather grip, and is designed to be compatible with Shimano and SRAM calipers. The pads are deeper, too, which allows for more wear and a correspondingly longer life.