Alligator metallic pads for Avid BB7?
The Alligator semi-metallic pads for Avid BB7, Juicy, etc. are half the price of the Avid pads. Are they just as good as the Avid pads? Trying to save some money while saving up for Shimano M785's & a few other upgrades.
Yes. I have used the Alligator semi-metallics and the original Avid sintered pads. Semi's have just a slight less bite, but, less noise than the sintered. Wear seems to be similar. My current favorite are the EBC Gold for power and wear. I've used the Alligator organics, too. Much quieter with less bite.
You probably won't notice the performance and wear difference between the Alligator or Avid pads. You will notice the price difference.
If no difference in performance then I'll get a set as I hope to get the Hydro's in mid-late Spring. I may try an Avid in the back & Alligator in the front.
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