Q. What's the difference between organic and sintered brake pads?
Joe David, via email
A. Resin pads are softer compound, which means that they create less heat in braking systems with a low boiling point and are also less noisy. However they can wear very, very quickly in adverse weather conditions.
Sintered pads have an added metal shaving content (normally copper) which means they create more heat and noise. However they last far, far better in typical UK conditions, so we'd go for sintered every time over here.