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CX77 Disc Brake Pads

Richrd2205Richrd2205 Posts: 1,267
edited April 2016 in Road buying advice
After many years, I have been convinced by the advantages of disc brakes, so got a set of Shimano CX77 on my last bike. Fantastic stoppping, but horrendous pad wear. I have adjusted the pads about as far as they go and I am at the limit of the pads still being usuable.
That has taken between 1 & 2k KM. Which is (IMO) terrible. I have read that the default pads wear very quickly so I want some new ones that work better & wear longer. As a newbie to discs, I have a few questions:

-Organic, sintered or exotherm? (I am 90kg and frequently carry 10kg luggage on hilly routes & it rains a lot here, so I presume sintered, but am unsure)
-(Sub questions, if exotherm, will they fit OK and where to get them from)
-Which brand? (For rim brakes, I like Swissstop pads: are there the same variations in disc brake pads?)
-Just to check with any CX77 users; it is the same pad as the BR-M985, right?
-Have I missed anything obvious?

Thanks for your help, everyone.


  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 28,028
    sintered last a lot longer
    left the forum March 2023
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,841
    Are you bedding the pads in first?
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • lakesludditelakesluddite Posts: 1,337
    when you're ready to purchase, check out Uberbikes, they have some good prices on non-generic pads: ... Brake-Pads
  • Richrd2205Richrd2205 Posts: 1,267
    Thanks for this.
    Pads came with bike, already bedded in. I will be changing these myself and, yes, will bed them in.
    I have bought some from Uberbike. They claim some degree of longevity for their top end pads, so we'll see how that goes when they arrive.
    Thanks for the link, much appreciated!
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