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    For those who have used EBC red compound brake pads

    Are you pleased with the performance? What kind of life can I expect out of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    Are you pleased with the performance? What kind of life can I expect out of them?
    I have them on my XTR's and if anything I find them a little to "gravy" and with out much modulation, longetive hard to tell since I just got them a few weeks ago but I keep reading about how they delaminate from the carrier and short life of the compound, will see.


    In fact I'm getting EBC gold, because this pads provide more braking that I need and I want to trade that for extra control..

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    Thanks for the quick response. Hope I don't have the same problems, ill be using them for DH on Formula The Ones. Im also running Goodridge steel braided hoses. or will be, just waiting for them to get here. hoping the goodridge/formula/ebc combo will be a good one. I've seen several posts on different forums of people saying they are their go-to brake pad and figured id give em a shot. I've always just bought whatever the lbs had in stock and was affordable for me at the time, funny cause the EBC reds are the cheapest pads I've bought. Hopefully I will get along with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    Thanks for the quick response. Hope I don't have the same problems, ill be using them for DH on Formula The Ones. Im also running Goodridge steel braided hoses. or will be, just waiting for them to get here. hoping the goodridge/formula/ebc combo will be a good one. I've seen several posts on different forums of people saying they are their go-to brake pad and figured id give em a shot. I've always just bought whatever the lbs had in stock and was affordable for me at the time, funny cause the EBC reds are the cheapest pads I've bought. Hopefully I will get along with them.
    What I'm doing in case of pad failure is to carry a set of old spare parts just in case something happen to the reds, cheap insurance.

    For sure they are very powerful pads..

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    Tried EBC gold on the One's with the formula one piece rotors. They filled the caliper with black soot and coated the rotor black.. I find the formula pads work beter on my setup

    What braided hose kit works with the formulas?

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    Goodridge hose kit 109. But when I researched it I saw some people were having compatibility issues so we'll see what kind of luck I have.

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    i had the golds on my hope dh. kinda nuked the rotor. i didnt read the package, not for use in dh or freeride. never seen such a blued rotor in half a run. lets just say, i ended up having to rebuild my front brake, pistons to lever with new fluid cause i cooked it. and needed to replace my rotor.

    after that i run reds. good grip wear isnt half bad. i run through stockers quicker.

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    I have used the red pads for years when I was racing every weekend. They wear very very fast, especially in mud where they seem to work best compared to other pads.

    I would only run them on tracks that require a ton of heavy braking or in the wet or mud.

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    I ran them on Juicy 3s (back when my AM bike was my DH bike too) and they made a significant improvement in braking power and improved fade resistance.

    I also have them on my DH bike now (Elixir CR) but for this brakeset, I couldn't feel much improvement from stock.

    They do wear out faster than stock so keep checking your pad thickness on a regular basis.

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