Avid standard pad type

bennett_346 Posts: 5,029
edited October 2010 in MTB general
I haven't yet replaced the pads my brakes came with, theyre Avid Elixir brakes and im just wondering what the type of pad they come with is. Originally i thought they were organic but after 3 months of use, 1 month of that through constant thick gritty mud, and some admittedly substandard washes, theyre still about 3/4 of the thickness they were when they came. They also make a horrible racket when wet.

Are they likely to be sintered pads?