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Sintered or organic?

sensi10sensi10 Posts: 68
edited May 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Was wondering which pads are better for everyday use , which pads give more feel , bite , what pads will actually give a stronger brake .
I have shimano brm596 deore brakes which come standard with organic pads and find that they dont feel as strong as my old avid juicy sevens.
This is really doing my head in as I much prefer the deore levers and was wondering if the problem is the organic pad?

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Organic give more bite, but don't last as long. Sintered don't feel as powerful but are harder wearing. Kevlar are somewhere in the midddle.
  • Woody80Woody80 Posts: 324
    I've got through organic pads in a single day. If its remotely gritty, like the peaks, they get destroyed. Sintered everytime for me, with a spare pair in the Camelbak.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,535
    Have recently switched to Superstar kevlar and am loving them at the moment - best of both worlds (although someone else may argue worst of both worlds...)
  • Woody80Woody80 Posts: 324
    apreading wrote:
    Have recently switched to Superstar kevlar and am loving them at the moment - best of both worlds (although someone else may argue worst of both worlds...)
    How well are they lasting so far? In considering Kevlar for the 'summer'
  • Gibbo GTIGibbo GTI Posts: 98
    Woody80 wrote:
    apreading wrote:
    Have recently switched to Superstar kevlar and am loving them at the moment - best of both worlds (although someone else may argue worst of both worlds...)
    How well are they lasting so far? In considering Kevlar for the 'summer'

    I'm using the same pads and I'm pretty heavy on the breaks sometimes. I have done numerous DH runs at the Forest of Dean (lots of braking), the red and blue trails there and the Beast trail at Coed-Y_Brenin without any signs of wear as yet. I bought 4 pairs in the deal Superstar were doing and I'm glad I did. Very happy with the pads.
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  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    Put kevlars on my brakes in January. Ridden all over Scotland most weekends since then. Still about half left. Top value and good power.
  • Woody80Woody80 Posts: 324
    Might get some ordered then. Always worth having choices 'in stock'!
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Just got some Ashima SOS pads to try out http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a51112/.html?lg=en they are a mix of sintered and organic. Be interesting to see if they combine the best or the worst of both.
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  • Woody80Woody80 Posts: 324
    stubs wrote:
    Just got some Ashima SOS pads to try out http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a51112/.html?lg=en they are a mix of sintered and organic. Be interesting to see if they combine the best or the worst of both.
    Let us know how you get on. Not sure about the recommended environment though from the link:

    "Sintered pads deliver the best wear, high temperature performance and are suitable for most hash environments. "
  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    Woody80 wrote:
    stubs wrote:
    Just got some Ashima SOS pads to try out http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a51112/.html?lg=en they are a mix of sintered and organic. Be interesting to see if they combine the best or the worst of both.
    Let us know how you get on. Not sure about the recommended environment though from the link:

    "Sintered pads deliver the best wear, high temperature performance and are suitable for most hash environments. "

    :lol:
    Fig rolls: proof that god loves cyclists and that she wants us to do another lap
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,535
    Woody80 wrote:
    apreading wrote:
    Have recently switched to Superstar kevlar and am loving them at the moment - best of both worlds (although someone else may argue worst of both worlds...)
    How well are they lasting so far? In considering Kevlar for the 'summer'

    Really well, 500 miles of all weather so far and plenty of heavy braking and they are still going strong. That is on my *cough* hybrid/road bike though... Just about to fit them onto the MTB.
  • Neal_Neal_ Posts: 477
    Woody80 wrote:
    I've got through organic pads in a single day. If its remotely gritty, like the peaks, they get destroyed. Sintered everytime for me, with a spare pair in the Camelbak.

    This for me too, organics don't last a ride int the peaks and sintered are plenty strong enough if your brakes are working properly.
  • mrmonkfingermrmonkfinger Posts: 1,452
    supersonic wrote:
    Good on grass then?

    they get a bit smoky after a session on the trails
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,802
    Do they feel weedy?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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