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?)
- 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
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
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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