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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007

    Attention K18 & K24 owners,

    What material do you prefer for brake pads?

    Sintered or ceramic? Do ceramic pads shred rotors?

    What brands to you like?

    Where do you get them?

    It seems like the stock (organic?) pads last a few months at best...


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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    You run Formula pads, they brake and stop great, but they don't last long. Ever. Most of them are designed for XC racing. Which is fine, but when you use them for All Mountain, or DH, even the Mega series wear out pads fast. I just burnt through a set of factory sintered pads on my Mega's in 800 miles. I went through them in about 600 on my k18's. I just run semi metallic pads, whatever is cheap, they all wear fast if you ride the steeps.

    Sintered pads, while strong in power and stopping, are hard on rotors, semi metallic pads are much easier on the rotors.

    That's just my experience. I'm a clyde and weigh about 240 pounds wet. The mountains here in So Cal are long and steep, hard on brake pads and brake systems, due to heat generation. Big pads and big rotors are the norm around here.
    Last edited by Boyonabyke; 05-01-2009 at 09:54 AM.

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