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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:26 am 
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Anyone got any recommendations for pads for XT M775 shimano discs.
I've just bought a bike that has these fitted, and by golly they're rubbish!
Tips for improvement would be gratefully received.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:17 am 
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i've got Aztec sintered ones in my XT and XTR brakes, very good, so far.


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Quite happy with my superstar sintered pads. Stock hope ones were pretty good too.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:02 pm 
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The stock Shimano sintered ones are really good. Mine have always lasted me ages and given good power and bite.


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Brake Authority sintered are pretty good, mind you if you've got the readies Swiss stop pads are the hounds rounds.


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I gave up trying to quiten my XTR's, fixed the problem with Clarks organic pads at less than £5 per wheel from CRC and with no drop off in performance.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Sorted! I went with Shimano resins since they were the only ones they had, and I wanted to get out and about.
They did their best to bite but the front lever was so spongey, despite two bleeds, that I couldn't really tell. The rear would lock up the wheel at will, but the front was cack.
I was resigned to bleeding again, but having seen the Shimano vids on bleeding and adjustment, I was look,ing for the bite point adjuster on the XTR levers. I noticed the piston rod circlip was loose, so refitted it, and the sponge is gone!
I'll see how they are tomorrow...


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EBC the best :D


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:08 pm 
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and take your discs off and run a file criss cross over them (mx style)............no pad works well on a polished mirror finish. We used to do this all the time for customers.....stops any squeel too


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