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    XTR brake pads

    Can anyone tell me which brake pads come with Shimano M988?

    Also, are the pads different between SLX, XT and XTR?

    Thanks

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    I looked up the specs on Shimano's site and for both XTR and SLX it states Metal/Resin for type of pads. They are finned but Metal and Resin are two different types of pads. So do they come with a combination? Metal on one caliper and resin on the other or a mixture of metal/resin on one caliper?

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    Called Shimano. The M988 and M675 both came with metal finned pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by likeaboss View Post
    I looked up the specs on Shimano's site and for both XTR and SLX it states Metal/Resin for type of pads. They are finned but Metal and Resin are two different types of pads. So do they come with a combination? Metal on one caliper and resin on the other or a mixture of metal/resin on one caliper?
    No, you can choose Metal or Resin. Two different choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millertm View Post
    No, you can choose Metal or Resin. Two different choices.

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    Mark can you please illustrate us on the difference in between the two compounds..

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Mark can you please illustrate us on the difference in between the two compounds..
    Metal compound is longer lasting and more fade-resistant than resin, while resin compound is quieter and generates less heat than metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Metal compound is longer lasting and more fade-resistant than resin, while resin compound is quieter and generates less heat than metal.
    Well I need very potent brakes, but I'm afraid of the reliability issues with the EBC red's, plus they are to gravy with very little modulation..

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