njee - how can you consider that to be acceptable? It simply is not. Thats unfit for purpose.
So somehow every pad manufacturer (300 odd people, surely there must have been a good cross section of manufacturers) managed to produced a duff batch and sell them only to people doing the gorrick that day? No one was manageing more than 2 laps to a set of pads. Oddly, my organic front set were still OK, it was the sintered rear ones that went AWOL!
I gave up after the grit managed to work its way past the seals on my shimano XT's, re-bled them now but not holding much hope for them!
My forks are feeling worse for wear too after beign ridden for 4 hours in grinding paste? Should I return those as unfit for purpose?
I used to get 9 months out of pads in the peak district, but when conditions get that bad they last minutes.
I'm surprised many of the mincers gathered enough speed on some of the sections to brake, whilst I'm here why do you need to carry your bike down a mud section, just ride it.
I'd considder myself a fairly competent rider, the fast guys at the gorrick werent carrying their bikes over anything unless its was either;
a) a complete brake failiure like me
b) the climb upto the labarynth (well they climbed it on lap 1, but pushed after that)
c) the muddy offcamber climb towards the end, WTF was that about anyway!
d) the body of someone who'd fallen off into the mud.