I know this has probably been done a thousand times but...
I'm off to the Alps in 4 weeks (Verbier) and I'm looking to buy spares and parts for the trip. At present I'm running Shimano XT M785 brakes with 180(F)/160(R) ice-tech rotors with sintered(metallic) finned pads. It's the finned pads I'd be looking to buy and not another make.
I've read and re-read the pros and cons for sintered versus organic (resin) pads and still can't decide.
As I'm a heavier rider (85kg) with smallish brakes should I be looking at buying the more expensive replacement sintered finned pads that have better fade resistence and longevity qualities?
Or buy the cheaper organic pads with better modulation and initial bite losing perhaps longevity?
I suppose I'd be hoping that I could buy the cheaper organic and that fade resistence would be good due to the finned technology/ice-tech rotors and that longevity could be counteracted by buying an extra pair or two at a cheaper price.
Does anyone have any experience of using these brakes, rotors and pads in the Alps?