- Brake Pads – After Long Life, No Noise, Cheap
cheers folks, how do the disco brakes sintered compare to the superstar? much of a muchness? any less quiet?
by the way, the noise isnt constant like some brakes i hear out and about, just really when you wouldnt expect them to squeal, when i actually use the brakes in anger they dont make a sound, anything with a gradual stop and the sintered are awful
the superstar organic are silent in the dry and only a bit noisy when wet (until you heat them up), but i wore a set out recently in just 1 month, and thats in mostly dry weather 🙁Posted 4 years ago
is it possible?
if i use superstar organic they are quiet (most of the time bar wet), but wear out incredibly quick on my forumla the ones
if i use superstar sintered they noisy when its realtively dry and dusty and dont like prolonged braking down hills (when the noise increases tenfold)
ive used the kevlar and its a mix of the above
are there any other brands out there that are the same price bracket, that will last a decent amount of time and not make a noise??
brakes are formula the ones (latest style) and hope floating rotorsPosted 4 years agoThe PinksterSubscriber
You got a month out of Superstar Organics? I’m impressed (I think) – I’ve worn a set out on one wet ride on Cannock Chase!
I usually use their sintered pads though and don’t have any real problems with noise from them, except for the odd rare (usually wet) occasion.Posted 4 years ago
I can’t compare them to superstar, but if its a really wet year I get through 2 pairs a year (1 this year only half worn as I’ve not done so much MTB’ing) but at £22 for 4 pairs I’m happy with that.
Just as powerful if not more than the stock XT they replace also. I also ran the on Hope M4’s years back with no issues and again they were better than the originals.Posted 4 years ago
sod it ive just ordered some discobrakes sintered – figure they cant be any worse than the sintered superstar (just hopefully a touch quieter)
bit pointless for me going into winter trying out racey type stuff and organic as ive managed to wreck a pair of organic in one month in the dry/some minor wetPosted 4 years agotmb467Subscriber
sorry OW – yes, Uberbikes Race Matrix are quiet and long lasting (so far anyway)
running them on the back with Hope M4s and they’ve been almost as good as the Hope original ones (for stopping power, modulation and noise)
as soon as my original Hopes go up front I’ll be getting some more as well (although RM £9 v £13 for Hopes they’re not massively cheap)Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I threw both my sets of Race Matrixes in the bin after a couple of days in the alps, felt alright initially but just no consistency, they seemed to struggle with any sort of extended descents. (and I’m not a dragger by and large). Not in my nature to throw away anything before they’re worn out but these were just not up to scratch. Replaced with SS Kevlar which never missed a beat under the same and harder use. That was in The Ones incidentally.
But, the SSs obviously don’t do it for you, just mention those as a comparison to the Race Matrixes.
Disco sintered should do the job, they’re not great- a wee bit low on power and lifespan- but they were quiet and dependable for me.Posted 4 years ago
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