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 Post subject: BB7 replacement pads
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:53 am 
South East Deputy AEC
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any favourites?

I've noticed that you can get Kevlar/semi-metal/ceramic/organic/sintered....the list drags on..

they will be for my Genesis Croix de Fer, 160mm rotors


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 Post subject: Re: BB7 replacement pads
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:35 am 
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I think the following is as a rough guide:

Organic = good stoppers, faster wear
Sintered = not quite as much stopping power, but less heat fade, and more durable
Kevlar = compromise between the two

As with all these things, there are plenty of people on the internet saying ABC is amazing, and XYZ is poo, and just as many saying the opposite! Personally, I don't do any serious downhill, and try to ride smoothly rather than jumping on the brakes hard, so haven't really had any bad experiences with any type. I therefore tend to go for the cheapest ones from a brand I've heard of. My experiences aren't with BB7s, but the same principles still apply :).

Regards

PS: Don't know anything about ceramic pads. Semi-metal might be the same as sintered.


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 Post subject: Re: BB7 replacement pads
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:14 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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ta for that, useful info :)

a quick once over this morning and I'm actually still alright for a while on the pads


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