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    TruckerCo brake pads

    I need new brake pads for my XT M-775 disc brakes. HAs anybody used the TruckerCo Semi-Metallic compound brake pads. I can get 2 pair for 20 bucks off ebay. Thanks for any advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by rth009 View Post
    I need new brake pads for my XT M-775 disc brakes. HAs anybody used the TruckerCo Semi-Metallic compound brake pads. I can get 2 pair for 20 bucks off ebay. Thanks for any advice
    Did you end up buying them, and if so what do you think?
    I am debatimng between the TruckerCo and the serfas http://www.serfas.com/product_details.asp?ID=158

    Please let me know what brand you ended buying and if you can tell the difference from the original shimanos.

    Thank you in advance
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    I am using them on one bike with bb7 and another bike with juicys. I think they work well

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    Ive been running them on the rear for a couple hundred miles or so and have had no problems. good price at 10 each, shipped. I'd buy 'em again over the $27 I paid in a pinch at the lbs for shimano resin pads

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    The Best deal is not always the best quality.

    I just want to know how the overall quality compares to the OEM ones the ones that came with the brakes.
    Heat disipation ( on really long lasting downhills), duration ( How mnay miles), modulation (Firm and responsive), noise ( None at all), and mostly breaking power when wet dirty and muddy, I am a Clydesdale) if the quality is similar then it is a great deal but if the breaking power is not equal I rather spend the money and get the best braking power I can't get.

    Can you notice and detrimental differences?
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    I dont pay as much attention as it sounds like you do, but I'll try to be a bit more descriptive. I weigh in at about 210 with gear. They are on a Salsa Big Mama (4" travel fs) Ive only used them on three days of riding with big downhills (including at least 6 1500' + descents) and I noticed no difference between shimano pads, they were quiet and I had great braking power. The same is true on my usual techy/roller coaster trails that I ride 3-5 times a week. I dont know how long they'll last because Ive got 300 or so miles on them, but I think they work great. I would definitely buy them again.

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    Thank you very much for the detailed description that is exactly what I wanted to hear I guess that for the price I will be giving them a try.
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    I like them a lot and if you get the ones with the aluminum back plates you shed some weight too. I only run the semi-metallics.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    none for my m755 4 pot brakes that i could find...

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    what a silly name they chose,as a truck driver i know heavy duty truck parts.not what i would want on my bike!! however i got a set of their al.backed pads f+r for my elixir xo and first thing i noticed is that they seem to grip better than any other pads i have used including avid oem ebd red and gold alligator and others i also have never heard any noise from them either wet or dry.i used to replace pads every 6 to 16 weeks.the trucker co pads have been on my bike for 14 months and i have just ordered a new set.most of my riding is done in dry weather but the few times i was out in the rain i had no problems with them at all,i have not used them in mud.

    same company also sell esi silicone grips those are the best i have ever used.the rubber once i used to get would last 4 to 6 months.their esi silicone grips are soft shock absorbing and have been on my bike for 3 years now and are still not worn at all.

    who is truckerco ? i have newer heard of them anywhere but the stuff i have bought from them seems to outperform anything else out there!

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    The stock pads that came with my Shimano XT 775's were horribly loud. I replaced them with Truckers and they have an excellent feel, and have been super quiet.

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    I have used them (semi-met) on my Magura Martas. Only on the rear but stop very well. They seem to wear a little faster than Magura but for the price (about 3 to 1) I will use them...

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