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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've got a set of Hope Mono Mini 2004 brakes on my Marin; they've just been refurbed by Hope and supplied with new Hope-branded organic pads.

Which organic pads are the go-to for these brakes? What's everyone on here using?

Are Kool Stop a decent upgrade from stock Hope pads?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:27 pm 
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ectoplasmosis wrote:
Which organic pads are the go-to for these brakes? What's everyone on here using?
Hope......

In fact, i've found anything noticeably better than the hope pads are usually more expensive!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:39 pm 
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2nd. Hope pads are excellent IMO.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:23 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks, I’ll ride the new Hope pads for now.

Was looking at the ‘Kevlar’ pads from Discobrakes; do these offer any appreciable benefit over Hope organic?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:11 pm 
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mattr wrote:
ectoplasmosis wrote:
Which organic pads are the go-to for these brakes? What's everyone on here using?
Hope......

In fact, i've found anything noticeably better than the hope pads are usually more expensive!


I have to agree there :) and I've got a micrometer and many other pad makers seem to fail to have both pads at the same thickness. And in some cases you dont need a micrometer, a ruler is just as good :shock: Hope have been very consistent in their kit.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:51 pm 
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ectoplasmosis wrote:
Was looking at the ‘Kevlar’ pads from Discobrakes; do these offer any appreciable benefit over Hope organic?
Depends what you are looking for, bite/feel, durability, ultimate power.......

I tend to stick to either original hope or the goodridge sintered and ceramic.
They last long enough that saving a few quid is neither here nor their (i usually get a full season out of a set)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:06 pm 
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FYI, Hope pads are made by Galfer, and by all accounts their own brand pads are the same/better.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:16 am 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
FYI, Hope pads are made by Galfer, and by all accounts their own brand pads are the same/better.


Thanks!

To be honest, the OEM Hope organic pads supplied as part of a full refurb by Hope of my Mono Minis are getting better and better as they bed in further.

Will keep them till they wear out.


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