Which Brake Pads?

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simey83
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Which Brake Pads?

Postby simey83 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 08:02 am

Hi All,

Just wondering which type of pad is best? (or does it depend?)

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/index.ph ... 3ada30p7p6

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:31 am

It depends.......

Lots of muddy riding, use sintered.

Lots of downhill sharges cooking the brakes, use organic

Bit of both, buy Kevlar.

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:41 am

^^ That

There is no such thing as the "best" type of pad, just the one that is best for the sort of conditions you ride in.

For me it's Kavlar all the way though. :lol:

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby prawny » Wed Oct 03, 2012 14:32 pm

What do you chaps think for Cannock Chase style wet sand? I'm thinking Sintered, or should I go Kevlar?
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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 14:53 pm

Sintered if you want them to last as long as possible, but the Kevlars seem to make a lot less noise and are going very well. It'suptoyou...

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Wed Oct 03, 2012 15:34 pm

maybe try buying 2xkevlar and 2xsintered (so 1 complete set of each F&R). try them both out. Not like pads are an expensive item.

I started with Sintered, but didn't like them, so now I stick with Kevlar. IMO, the sintered ones just sounded really rough, and they squealed like a mo-fo at even the slightest hint of moisture. Kevlar ones bite better, don't squeal and last pretty much as long in the conditions over here. 'm happy to eat the slight loss of durability as they're so cheap anyway.

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 15:40 pm

Trouble is you can't do that in the multi deals. It's 10 quid a pair of Kevlars or 25 for 4 sets, so it is just stupid not to buy the multi deals. See if you have any mate with the same brakes to split it.

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 03, 2012 16:20 pm

Doesn't have to be the same brakes, just the same compound. You can get four different models if you want as you specify per pad.
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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby Chunkers1980 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 16:25 pm

Good point. Still mate required, and make sure you get to buy the sintered ;-)

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby cooldad » Wed Oct 03, 2012 19:27 pm

Chunkers1980 wrote:Good point. Still mate required, or you can just save them for when they're needed and it effectively only costs a fiver for the second set, and make sure you get to buy the kevlar ;-)

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Re: Which Brake Pads?

Postby prawny » Thu Oct 04, 2012 14:00 pm

Cheers chaps. Might give kevlar a go first then and see how long they last, it's not like organics are dying within a couple of rides.
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