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    How good are kevlar brake pads?

    Some brakes pads are made with kevlar but I haven't seen much info about them relating to MTB. How do they compare to other brake pad compounds under various riding/weather conditions?

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    Those are usually referred to as "organic" or "resin" pads. Usually quieter than sintered (which is metal) pads but less bite, shorter life, and quicker fade when you get'em hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Those are usually referred to as "organic" or "resin" pads. Usually quieter than sintered (which is metal) pads but less bite, shorter life, and quicker fade when you get'em hot.
    I don't agree with the less bite part..perhaps the quicker fade led to that. Until they get too hot, organic pads typically grab better than semi-metallics. The trade offs are shorter life and worse fade resistance.

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