About us

Kool-Stop International Inc. was started back in 1978, in Oregon USA. While making friction components for industrial applications, the owner Richard Everett, began supplying a few compounds to the bicycle industry. After creating the first bicycle brake pad that had an internal frame and an air cooled heat sink, the small garage based company started to build a name for itself.

The international growth of the Kool-Stop name has carved out a niche in the market for quality brake pads in all areas of the cycling industry.

Kool-Stop Europe, the European office, is based in the Netherlands and carries a large stock of all models of brake pads and disc brake pads. Stock is flown in every week and distributors receive their orders within 2 to 4 days after placing them.

A wide range of Kool-Stop brake pads is shown yearly at various cycle shows throughout the world; including EuroBike, Friedrichshafen in the Germany, Cycle Show in  Birmingham (UK) and InterBike in Reno Tahoe in the USA. Qualified technical staff is available at these shows for any questions you may have.


Kool-Stop Europe bv

Kostverloren 21 
9684 TB Finsterwolde 
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0) 597 522 944
Email: info@koolstop.eu