I have different pads, but I always buy well in advance from the far east on ebay, and they are so cheap, I simply don't care.....using organic AZTEC pads for Shimano BR-M315, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180 they don't last long
in hilly Devon ,on a Cube Reaction.
Which pads last best please?
The heavier you are on brakes, the more heat is generated. Sintered brake pads will not fade as much as organic brake pads on those long steep descents. The few negatives to running sintered brake pads is that they can make some noise. Depending if they are wet or have been really hot, sintered brake pads can be loud.
Having a good set of hydraulic disc brakes on your bike is one of the key components that allows you to go as fast as you can on the trail. Understanding the difference between Organic and Sintered brake pads will help you make the right decision when getting yourself some new pads. Lets break...www.worldwidecyclery.com
In the link I posted, there were RESIN versions included for less than 5 UK Pounds a set. What do you pay normally?I get the original B01S. Not too expensive online, but yes, they do not last long. I do mountain trails and I've replaced both sets this season. Expect to replace them again before season is over. It's the cost of having fun.
I would not risk using metal, sintered or that lot. You'll just have to replace your discs much sooner. Unless you replace your discs with sintered compatible...
I certainly have never had that problem with my brakes!I carry spare pads with me as on the South Downs pads can be mashed in 20- 30 miles if ground conditions are wet.
I believe that certain types of perforation on bike disks, although apparently still a tiny bit better at braking in the wet, can be noisy and severely reduce Pad life, at least according to a friend of mine, who changed them out PDQ after purchase.......Thanks for the article link. I have done 700 miles on my Haibike Trekking, mostly roads and tracks, and my pads seem fine so far, but will need replacing in a few months I suspect. They are noisy on the drilled discs I notice, is that normal?
All the rotors shown are actually directional, though many do not understand why.
The last set I purchased through Amazon were 13 euro for 2 sets, free delivery.In the link I posted, there were RESIN versions included for less than 5 UK Pounds a set. What do you pay normally?
I always keep two things at home with regard to my bike brakes (also resin), at least one new set of new pads (but when I buy, I always order at least 2 sets, so I may occasionally have 2 sets available) and a spare tested replacement caliper WITH pads - just in case!
You do need to reverse the middles, that is true of a few disks that I have had. All without any over heating or glazing. I do not myself know enough to say whether that is always true, always....I am not a bike shop owner....you cant put the hope rotors on the wrong way round as they wont fit unless you use a spacer to fill the gap.
i dumped the original rotors long ago as kept overheating and warping and eating brake pads.