In response to the intense heat caused by braking on carbon, Zipp developed the Tangente High Performance Cork Brake Pad. CNC machined from a unique composite material, the Tangente pad combines the stopping performance and durability of a synthetic polymer with the heat resistance and smooth feel of cork. As a result, the Tangente pad avoids the brake pulsation produced by residue buildup from rubber pads and can even eliminate pulsation from rims with previous buildup. To outperform all other carbon specific pads in all conditions, the Tangente pads 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 pad lasts longer than most rubber carbon specific pads because of its shape and 0.5mm greater overall thickness. Available in packs of 2 7g. 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. should never be used on aluminum braking surfaces.