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  1. #1
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    New question here. Replacement Pads for XT discs.

    I need new pads for my XT's, the pre '04 model.
    I currently have stock metal pads.

    Which replacement pads shoould I get?
    - Shimano OEM ( Metal or resin? whats the difference in performance?)
    - Koolstop
    - EBC (which compound works bes?t)
    - Clarks (Carbon-Lorraine)

    I will use then on a 10kg (22lbs) hardtail so stopping power isn't the priority as the brakes have enough of it. I am looking for: (in this order)
    - Fade resistance
    - Quite pads
    - Long life


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    I've got the same brakes

    and am currently using the stock sintered metal pads. I get some squeal like everyone else seems to get. I've heard that the EBC GREEN pads are very good, but have never tried them myself

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    On my XT with 200mm rotor up front I have used the originals and the EBC greens and are trying the gold (so far only on the rear) at the moment. I think the originals lasted longest, but the greens were fine with little noticeable difference in stopping or modulation. Price was the main difference. I haven't noticed any real difference with the golds on the back.

    The only disappointing thing about the after market pads was that I lost the very slight singing noise (almost as if a blade of grass was flicking through the rotors) that the originals made.


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