- cheap brake pads?
so, I'm not liking paying £18 for Elixir pads, and I've gone off superstar after having to fit 2 sets to the same brake in one day once (OK, it was muddy but even so).
I'm thinking of giving the EBC pads from Merlin a go, £25 for 2. Anyone tried these or anyone have any other suggestions?Posted 9 years agofbkSubscriber
I used to be a fan of Superstar sintered – worked well on my old hopes and lasted for ages.
Since changing to Elixirs though, I've really noticed a drop in performance compared to the original Avid pads. Just a lack of initial "bite" and a need to 2 finger brake in places (haven't done that for years!).Posted 9 years agonosediveMember
I really noticed that the superstar sintered had started performing like blocks of wood as well on some juicy 3s, another reason that I went off them. I might give disco a try. If I do got with EBC I will do another post to let you know if they are any good. thanks for the advice everyone.
gravityslave used to sell some blue ones for about £10, can anyone remember what those were?Posted 9 years agosherryMember
Remember you need to run new pads in properly and heat them up to harden the compound or it will crumble. Superstar have been good for me but the code ones I bought were a poor fit. I just put new superstar ones onto my Hayes trails and there working better than the Hayes originals pads. I can live with occasional rouge set if 90% work well at the price they sell them for.Posted 9 years ago
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