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    Quiet, Smooth Pads?

    I have Shimano M775 disc brakes and I'm very happy with them overall. But they are not as quiet or smooth in feel as some Magura Louise BAT disc brakes that were on a demo bike I tried, and the Maguras were at least a couple of years older. I'm happy with the feel of the levers so I have convinced myself that it is the pads. They certainly have a lot of bite to them, and I think this is what is causing the noise and extremely slight vibration that makes them not feel as smooth as the Maguras did.

    Recommendations please.

    Fred

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    Have you tried organic pads? If it were my bike, I'd probably try sanding the pads first with fine grit sandpaper. If that didn't work, I'd switch to organic pads. Fair warning: they don't last as long.
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    Organic pads will be a bit smoother, and the rotor shape and cutouts can change the feel. Also the pads and rotors need time to wear in together.

    I use one organic and one metal pad in each brake. That way it grabs when cold and does not fade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmm...bicycles View Post
    I use one organic and one metal pad in each brake. That way it grabs when cold and does not fade.
    This sounds like something I would do, given the knowledge and experience (which I'm just gaining one of now).

    Are there any particular brand recommendations?

    Fred

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    I like Shimano and Goodridge pads.

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    I've yet to try the Goodridge pads. I usually go with Jagwire, myself. Stopping power and performance seem to suit my needs pretty well, plus they're relatively inexpensive.
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    Goodridge-great pads.

    Organic are smoother and quieter...but I find they offer less ultimate stopping power and tend to fade on the really long DH. I use them on my SS bike where they are perfect
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    Swissstops. I have had great results with these and XTR setup..

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    I like the resin Shimano pads both the finned and non finned are great.

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