Superstar Components.

swiftyx2
swiftyx2 Posts: 203
edited December 2010 in MTB general
Dave,

If you are on here thanks for the e-mails ref delivery problems due to the current weather conditions.
Once again great customer service.

Thanks
Steve S.
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  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    Got my pads today and Haribo
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  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    Reminds me, I need a couple of sets of pads.
  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    They mix and match as well so got 4 sets (2 bikes worth) for me and thel33ter for £22. Not too bad.
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  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    I'm getting 3 Formula, 1 avid. BTW, you guys running the kevlar for winter or sintered?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    cooldad wrote:
    Got my pads today and Haribo
    Must say I fully appreciated the Haribo. Mmmm!

    Reminds me to get some more pads too.

    Oh, and sintered. No idea about kevlar pads as never tried them, but just steer clear of organic in anything but dry conditions.
  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    I use organic most of the year. Can't say I suffer much worse wear than the rest of you. Course I've got two bikes which means maybe I get twice as much wear. Either way, not getting all sintered as I'd like optimal braking available for dry weather.
  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    You'll have worn them out anyway before the 2 dry days expected in summer.
    Sintered seem to work fine, but after my V brakes, porridge pads would probably feel good.
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  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    I'm going kevlar. Would rather not have to remember which sets of pads are which so a compromise pad is fine.
  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    Yeah, I just use kevlar pretty much all the time, they're decent at everything. Not as long lasting as sintered, not as effective as organic but a nice happy middle road. And at the price I don't mind changing slightly more often!

    If you live anywhere with really abrasive gritty mud then sintered is the one, though. Luckily we have proper mud here.
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  • peter413
    peter413 Posts: 5,120
    I normally use Kevlar pads but I'm considering getting some sintered next since I'm needing to save all my pennies as much as I can :lol:
  • t0pc4t
    t0pc4t Posts: 947
    cooldad wrote:
    You'll have worn them out anyway before the 2 dry days expected in summer.
    Sintered seem to work fine, but after my V brakes, porridge pads would probably feel good.

    I totally missed this, what was the driver for you moving to discs? Did your son finally let you have that kona?
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  • popstar
    popstar Posts: 1,392
    I've found Kevlar lasted me some 300miles of riding. A bit of sun-rain-snow do their deed on pads. Not too bad, but recently I've learnt that best way to ride is without brakes or maybe use just front a tad to shave off a bit of speed. Saves plenty of cash and mans you up too.
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  • cee
    cee Posts: 4,553
    i always use the organic pads...

    at 4 quid a set.....i dont give a rats a$$ if they wear a bit quicker....

    I like the power and am willing to compromise a bit of wear.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    A bit quicker? Had some and they wore down within a few weeks by riding through mud. But then as Northwind says you have proper mud up there maybe our filthy southern mud is the problem :D
  • sniper68
    sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    deadkenny wrote:
    A bit quicker? Had some and they wore down within a few weeks by riding through mud.
    Killed a set of Kevlar in the Dark Peak in one dry and one a wet ride :roll: Put a review on SS webby and got this reply.

    Superstar Edit: I have to agree with you for Peak district use Sintered is the way to go. The rock type is millstone grit and as the name implies it is very abrasive. Use the hardest pads possible!

    Organics also last about 2 or 3 wet and gritty rides.
    Sintered no question last longer more power wet or dry.
  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    Problem with sintered is the heat transfer. Not a problem now of course but given I had a decent sized stack at Cymcarn down to brake fade, I don't want to push my luck.
  • sniper68
    sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    Atz wrote:
    Problem with sintered is the heat transfer. Not a problem now of course but given I had a decent sized stack at Cymcarn down to brake fade, I don't want to push my luck.
    Brake fade with sintered?Never known it.
    The only time I've ever had it is with Organics on my Avids.I've not used Organics since,using Tech M4s with sintered now and I've never had fade.
  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    t0pc4t wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    You'll have worn them out anyway before the 2 dry days expected in summer.
    Sintered seem to work fine, but after my V brakes, porridge pads would probably feel good.

    I totally missed this, what was the driver for you moving to discs? Did your son finally let you have that kona?

    He did, so kind. I now have cushy back end and working brakes. Joined the armchair class.
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  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    ibbo68 wrote:
    Brake fade with sintered?Never known it.
    The only time I've ever had it is with Organics on my Avids.I've not used Organics since,using Tech M4s with sintered now and I've never had fade.

    But you're in Sheffield where it never gets much above freezing in summer (I know, I'm a Hull boy) so heat buildup isn't ever an issue.

    More seriously, reviews everywhere suggest that the metal in the sintered pads transfers heat into the fluid much more than either organic or kevlar. I don't mind a bit of extra wear over winter so much as taking the wrong pads abroad with me on the bike and ruining myself when I boil the system.
  • t0pc4t
    t0pc4t Posts: 947
    cooldad wrote:
    t0pc4t wrote:
    cooldad wrote:
    You'll have worn them out anyway before the 2 dry days expected in summer.
    Sintered seem to work fine, but after my V brakes, porridge pads would probably feel good.

    I totally missed this, what was the driver for you moving to discs? Did your son finally let you have that kona?

    He did, so kind. I now have cushy back end and working brakes. Joined the armchair class.

    Nice one, let me know when you're next out ragging it over Swinley
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  • desmojen
    desmojen Posts: 136
    Are the organic pads as good as genuine Shimano ones? It would be nice to get 4 sets of pads for the price of one if they really do work as well. Do they include the mounting hardware like the genuine ones do?

    Jen.
  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    There's some suggestion they don't wear quite as well as original manufacturer pads. But for 4 sets from SSC for the price of 1 set from Avid, I've been happy with the wear on the cheapos.
  • Well, I'm STILL trying to kill the set of Superstar organics I've sad on my front brake now since August!
    I ride in all weathers, and usually do 50+ miles off-road and ~20 miles on-road per week.
    The wear seems to have sped up slightly in the last couple of weeks (most likely down to rain mixed with salt and grit on the roads) but they're still far from dead.

    I bought some Kevlar pads to replace them when they do finally die. But to be honest, I may well go buy some more organics.

    We're a small island too, so our mud tends to be quite sandy. I'm sorry, but I can't help but think those of you killing pads in 1 ride are either using sandpaper for discs, or are not bedding them in well enough.

    I've used superstar sintered before too, but took them off and binned them after a few weeks because the noise they made was just unbearable.

    As mentioned above though, even if they did wear faster than sintered, I'd still buy them because at thatprice, you can afford to replace them more often in order to get the best performance.
  • cooldad
    cooldad Posts: 32,599
    desmojen wrote:
    Are the organic pads as good as genuine Shimano ones? It would be nice to get 4 sets of pads for the price of one if they really do work as well. Do they include the mounting hardware like the genuine ones do?

    Jen.
    They seem to be as good as any, and come with the clips if that's what you mean.
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  • popstar
    popstar Posts: 1,392
    I've found that SS Forumula RX brake pads don't have the same brake pad contact as original ones. SS are a bit smaller hence don't bite as sharp as original ones, but myself don't care that much as I believe no brakes is the future!
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  • Atz
    Atz Posts: 1,383
    Go watch the Akrigg video I posted on Facebook Popstar if you're a fan of no brakes :)
  • Yep granny gone..... Big ring gone... Brakes on the way out the door as I speak.... Oh no... wait a mo.... You actually need those things.[/i]
  • Looks like they now also have a nice line of coloured brake hoses as well, including anodised braided hose for the bike tarts....... now where was my xmas list.?.....
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  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    desmojen wrote:
    Are the organic pads as good as genuine Shimano ones? It would be nice to get 4 sets of pads for the price of one if they really do work as well. Do they include the mounting hardware like the genuine ones do?

    I've never used organic shimanos but the SS sintered ones were pretty much equivalent to shimano sintered in my XT brakes. Slightly more bite, slightly worse lifespan (though I didn't use enough Shimano pads to get a really fair view of lifespan, different conditions could have skewed this). And yep they come with the spring clips.
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