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    In search of new brake pads

    So I've given up the search for Brake Authority. They're just not that easy to get here in the States, at least around me.

    I want a pad that gives me great bite without fade. I've had these results from semi-metallic pads, so I assume thats the material I should be looking for.

    I know that EBC reds are supposed to be the way to go, but honestly, the folks at EBC were so incompetent that they sent me the wrong order. Twice. I've given up.

    What about Nukeproof?
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    Goodridge. Great pads. Check them out.

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    Heard good things about goodridge. Which compound? The G* or G+?
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    i like EBC, nukeproof are average IMO. goodridge are going to be my next sampling, so i say give em a shot. i like their hoses. i'm done using organics as they wear way too fast. semi metallics all the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    i like EBC, nukeproof are average IMO. goodridge are going to be my next sampling, so i say give em a shot. i like their hoses. i'm done using organics as they wear way too fast. semi metallics all the way
    That much, I'm sold on . . . . now to find a brand that fits the bill and is readily available.
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    going off of my encounter with ceramic pads on my car, ie:eat rotors, i wouldn't consider ceramic and just go for semi's. goodridge website always is a hassle for my computer for whatever reason so i went to CRC and saw sintered or ceramic, i'm guessing this is g & g+? if you decide with nukeproof, the enduro pads have hellacious bite

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    truckerco pads are what you are looking for(silver backing). Ebay has them for most brakes

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    Swiss Stop....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah View Post
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    I just ordered a set of Hope Sintered pads . . . . I'll try em. Didn't like the Hope organics, but the folks over the pond seem fond of the Sintered. Plus I've heard rumors that the Hope pads are in-fact EBC's . . .
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    What kind of terrain is it where you ride? We have steep with switchbacks mostly. I personal use Shimano metal front and Jagwire extreme on the rear with SLX brakes. I dont want to be the bikeshop shill-I own one-but I can get all the pads spoken for above and keep 25 different i stock. Find a good shop-we get pads in from anyone in a week or less.
    i own a bikeshop in WV thetruewheelwv.com

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    In search of new brake pads

    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post

    I know that EBC reds are supposed to be the way to go, but honestly, the folks at EBC were so incompetent that they sent me the wrong order. Twice. I've given up.
    I'll second that, EBC makes some amazing pads, but most of their reps have little to no experience with their bike line of products.

    Go to your LBS mad order a set of EBC's. Our BTI catalog at the shop lists exactly what pads work with what. I'm all for the reds, ridiculous bite and fade resistance and power. I use those with my Deore brakes and ice tec rotors, it rivals the stopping power of an m785 with stock pads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenzobear View Post
    I'll second that, EBC makes some amazing pads, but most of their reps have little to no experience with their bike line of products.

    Go to your LBS mad order a set of EBC's. Our BTI catalog at the shop lists exactly what pads work with what. I'm all for the reds, ridiculous bite and fade resistance and power. I use those with my Deore brakes and ice tec rotors, it rivals the stopping power of an m785 with stock pads.


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    That would work, only part of the problem is that I received GREEN pads that were in a package marked RED. Twice.
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