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Avid juicy - Sintered vs Organic

rakh1rakh1 Posts: 49
edited June 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
Bought some new pads for my Avid Juicy Carbons - unexpectedly they have black backplates rather than the copper or silver colour I am used to. They are an organic (rather than sintered metallic) compound.

Question is - is the organic compound better/worse or just different??? If it is worse I may return them. Any advice gladly received....

Thanks, Rich

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  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    Just different, wont last as long as sintered pads but should have slightly more braking effort..
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  • DC01DC01 Posts: 333
    Organic compound is slightly softer. So better brake efficiency and higher wear rate. And a better feel through the levers. I ve EBC sintered pads in my juicy 7 and prefer them to organic. The feels difference is minimal imo. Wear rate is much better and they still stop you on a dime.
  • When I was running Avids I found that the best compromise was to have organic at the front and sintered at the rear. The front organic (once you've properly bedded it in) gave good bite whereas the sintered rear gave good longevity. I also found that as long as you bedded in the organic pads you still got a reasonable amount of life from them

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  • GTi-R23GTi-R23 Posts: 175
    Anybody got any experience of running one of each (sintered/organic) in the same caliper?

    I've been doing some trawling on the net, and this seems to be a fairly common recommendation?

    Or isn't there really that much difference between the 2?
  • Dirtydog11Dirtydog11 Posts: 1,621
    GTi-R23 wrote:
    Anybody got any experience of running one of each (sintered/organic) in the same caliper?

    I've been doing some trawling on the net, and this seems to be a fairly common recommendation?

    Or isn't there really that much difference between the 2?

    I'm not really sure it would work to well due to the different wear rates of the pads. The organic side would wear quicker than the sintered.

    Ashima make some SOS pads, sintered organic sintered.The leading and trailing edge of the pads are sintered whilst the middle is organic but they're designed to be used that way.
  • GTi-R23GTi-R23 Posts: 175
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Avid-CERAMIC-3xLI ... 7C294%3A50

    What about these? Anyone tried Ceramic?

    I think the consensus was that you'd have to replace the organic pad in the caliper more often than the sintered, so different wear rates wasn't a major issue.
  • dav1dav1 Posts: 1,298
    I use these pads year round and cant really fault them (once fitted)

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FIBRAX-AVID-JUICY ... 7C294%3A50

    A lot of this is because I am too lazy to keep swapping pads though :p
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