I've found these V-brake compatible brake pads rated for carbon rims:

SwissStop RX Plus Yellow King

Trickstuff (unnamed) http://www.trickstuff.de/en/products/felgenbremsbelaege_KL.php

Ice (unnamed) http://www.dccycles.co.uk/ice-72mm-v-brake-pads-for-carbon-wheels-53558-p.asp

Paul Components (Kool Stop-based) https://paulcomp.com/shop/service-parts/rim-brake-pads/

They're all some combination of expensive, unattractive, and difficult to find.

Are there any alternatives? Or some way to use standard pads with V-brake shoes (or adapt standard shoes to V-brakes)?

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    There are many available for road style caliper brakes. there are not many options for V-brakes as most people that are running carbon rims on an MTB are going to have disc brakes. Kool Stop makes several varieties that are inexpensive but i don't know that they make any for V-Brakes at this time. – Nate W Jun 23 '17 at 21:32
  • At this point, I'd be content with a conventional pad that just wasn't terrible in the wet. – Alex Jun 23 '17 at 21:43
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    I think you're searching for the narrow intersection of two groups that don't really overlap much at all. Good luck – Criggie Jun 23 '17 at 22:35
  • If I had the money for carbon rims I'd splurge the extra bit for disc brakes... – RoboKaren Jun 24 '17 at 17:19
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    The frame doesn't have disc mounts. You're suggesting to buy another bike. – Alex Jun 25 '17 at 0:57

It turns out the best way to go about this is to buy threaded cyclocross brake shoes that take regular road pads. A few:

  • Avid Shorty 6 TRP
  • TRP Inplace Adjust M
  • Jagwire Cross Pro
  • Kool Stop Cross Threaded
  • Clark's CP453CV
  • Tektro 720.12
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