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Brake pads?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jamesdc, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. jamesdc

    jamesdc Monkey

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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
     

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    RaID Turbo Monkey

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    im very happy with the sintered goodridge pads in my saints if you can get your hands on those
     
  3. Sov

    Sov Chimp

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    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...
     
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    bullcrew Turbo Monkey

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    So for Formula biancos which is best:
    Goodridge
    formula metallic
    ebc's
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I like any brand of sinterd pads, they seem to grab very well, and last a long time.
     
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    *Pepe* Chimp

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    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).