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    Formula R1/RX pad choice

    Just installed a set of Formula RX brakes and went though the factory set of pads in one race. Just wondering what eveyone is using for aftermarket reasonable priced R1 or RX pads. I do fairly flat XC Wisconsin riding/racing.

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    Just the question

    I was going to ask. Bumpity bump.

    Coming off Martas, the RX's have been pretty loud, like somebody rubbing two rocks together. Be nice to roam the trails in peace

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    My RX's are very quiet. But I need to look at getting new pads and not sure what to get either.

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    Mine a very quiet except when wet, and thats seems pretty much the norm.
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    Which brake pad are better Formula's Aluminum Backed Organic or the Sintered pads?
    Has anyone run jagwire's pads? Or any other aftermarket pads?

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    I'm running Formula's sintered pads. I am getting good life out of those, so far. They took a little longer to bed than the organics (as expected), but they have been fantastic otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric1115
    I'm running Formula's sintered pads. I am getting good life out of those, so far. They took a little longer to bed than the organics (as expected), but they have been fantastic otherwise.
    Are they still quiet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdundee
    Just installed a set of Formula RX brakes and went though the factory set of pads in one race. Just wondering what eveyone is using for aftermarket reasonable priced R1 or RX pads. I do fairly flat XC Wisconsin riding/racing.

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    I have some K24's that have the original organics that lasted the whole summer here on the front range in Colorado. I am really surprised that they've lasted this long with all the two and three mile down hills. I even took them to winter park and ran about 6 runs up there with a half day pass. They aren't dead yet but I have been looking to move to sintered pads and wondered if anyone had ventured outside stock as well.

    Here's some on eBay that are interestingly cheap. But I wondered about EBC, Koolstop, Jagwire, BBB, and these F1's.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockymtnrider
    Are they still quiet?
    Yep, there's a little hiss when I'm on them easy, but other than that they've been pretty quiet!

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    EBC sintered have been great on my k24's.

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    Just switched from organic to sintered on my R1. More breaking power and bite (especially in those emergency braking situations - the organic ones would start to show some judder under extreme breaking).

    -> go for the sintered pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavry
    Just switched from organic to sintered on my R1. More breaking power and bite (especially in those emergency braking situations - the organic ones would start to show some judder under extreme breaking).

    -> go for the sintered pads.
    Sintered is the way to go but more interested about the different brands people are using and the performance.
    Last edited by bdundee; 09-25-2010 at 08:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavry
    Just switched from organic to sintered on my R1. More breaking power and bite (especially in those emergency braking situations - the organic ones would start to show some judder under extreme breaking).

    -> go for the sintered pads.
    Were these just factory replacement R1 sintered pads you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pernfilman
    Were these just factory replacement R1 sintered pads you used?
    Yes, the original replacement parts.

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/mo...paign=Datafeed

    My stock brakes came with the organic pads, and these are definitely much better. Have not tried other after market brands, though.

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    Excellent I have the factory organics in there now but have always preferred sintered pads. I will get some ordered.

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