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Brake pads?

jamesdc

Monkey
May 6, 2007
469
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Its time to pic up some new brake pads for my xt755, but there are so damn many. What brand and compound does everyone recomend. I want the grabbiest and most power and I also want them to be quiet. Right now I have been usung the stock shimano ones. Heres the options I have found so far,

EBC brake pads, red, green, or gold
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=669&category=14

Galfer, G-plus or G-star
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=11652&category=14

Kool stop
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=6672&category=14

Shimano, resin or metal
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=677&category=14
 

Sov

Chimp
Jan 1, 2008
72
15
Adelaide, Australia
I have used Galfers and Goodridge sintered on my M755s as well as a resin pad (not sure of brand.) The Goodridges feel pretty grabby at low speed but once you're up to speed feel great, with tonnes of power (although they're a bit noisy at times.) The Galfers seem to modulate a bit better but still have loads of power and are quieter than the Goodridges.

Pretty happy with both but I am sticking with the Goodridges for now as I bought four pairs at once...
 

*Pepe*

Chimp
Mar 9, 2007
43
0
Vancouver, BC
shimano metallic pads have more power and the resin pads provide more modulation.

combining resin and metallic pads in the same caliper leads to a pretty good braking profile (read: decent modulation and good power).