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Disc Brake Pads Sintered or Organic ?

SilversladeySilversladey Posts: 450
edited August 2010 in MTB buying advice
Suprise suprise being the ultimate downhill coward I have worn down the pads on my Formula brakes :oops:

What are the differences between Sintered and Organic Pads ?

Cheers in advance


  • CycloRosCycloRos Posts: 579
    Sintered last longer (especially in wet/gritty conditions) organics give a better bite.
    Current Rides -
    Charge Cooker, Ragley mmmBop, Haro Mary SS 29er
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Sintered can also lead to overheating on really long descents, if they're used hard, continuously.
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    I would think about Superstar Kevlar pads, they have the power advantages of organic but they last about as long as sintered but don't overheat as easily as sintered.

    They are a great compromise
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