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    Metallic or resin?

    Im needin some brake pads for xt 765's-which is better, metallic or resin or does it even matter.
    Too wet to ride!

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    Riding conditions?

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    If you ride in wetter conditions or do rides in the rain or with creek crossings then stay away from the resin pads as they wear rapidly when they get soggy.

    As a example on a wet ride I did a few years back I went through a brand new set of Resin pads on the back of my Flux in about 55km (or about 9km before the end of the ride). The backing material on the resin pads wears pretty rapidly too...
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    I live in the SE, so maily dry conditions, humid, ocasionally mud.
    Too wet to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooperator
    I live in the SE, so maily dry conditions, humid, ocasionally mud.
    I live on the other side of the world so that info isn't much help to me, but for muddy conditions I'd definitely go metallic
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    Quote Originally Posted by prooperator
    I live in the SE, so maily dry conditions, humid, ocasionally mud.

    SE as in Cuba? What kind of terrain? Rolling, long decents, flat? Try to be more vague !

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    Meh, complex answers for a simple question.
    Resin is for pu$$ies and librarians.


    Seriously though, Metallic pads are more powerful & last longer. Resin pads are don't squeel when they get wet like metallic pads do. Some people go for a compromise and use one of each in the caliper. I've done it and it's not half bad.

    I prefer running metallic though, and I generally don't ride in much wet.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Cute!

    Quote Originally Posted by AzSpeedfreek
    SE as in Cuba? What kind of terrain? Rolling, long decents, flat? Try to be more vague !

    I ride xc at raccoon mtn, tanasi trails, pinhoti trails, and oak mountain in Birmingham which is located in Alabama. The other trails are in Ellijay, Ga-Ducktown, Tn. Is that vague enough. Seriously, I ride your basic rocky,rooty, rolling singletrack mainly dry conditions.
    Too wet to ride!

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    Ran resins on my DH rig and they wore like chalk. I always run metallics now. My buddies wife likes resin's because they brake slightly smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooperator
    I ride xc at raccoon mtn, tanasi trails, pinhoti trails, and oak mountain in Birmingham which is located in Alabama. The other trails are in Ellijay, Ga-Ducktown, Tn. Is that vague enough. Seriously, I ride your basic rocky,rooty, rolling singletrack mainly dry conditions.

    Same (or similar) riding location for me Proop. Go metallic.

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    Im muddy conditions resin lasts only a few rides. Before I often used 1 pair of pads in 4 or 5 rides. I prefer metallic pads too.
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