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.
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