just ordered 4 sets of Superstar brake pads……
You might as well have given the thread the title “I like Marmite – how about you?”Posted 5 years agoseaversMember
I have some (Avid fit) front and back….second set after the original Avid ones… No real complaints, for the price they have performed quite well but tbh I can’t now remember how the Avids were in comparison.
I seem to remember bleeding and setting up the calipers when i switched. You won’t die like!Posted 5 years agogingerssMember
I’ve used superstar pads as well as disco. The disco pads didn’t fit properly and wore down extremely quickly, even for organic. I’ve not tried the superstar organic pads, just sintered. I don’t think they last as well as Hope OEM, but they work out cheaper overall. No reliability issues to date apart from the spreader isn’t as strong as the Hope one.
I don’t think avid pads tend to last very well compared to Hope and maybe others, so superstar probably compare even more favourably.Posted 5 years agonick1962Member
I usually use SS sintered on all my bikes,long lasting,no complaints.Have just got 4 sets of Kevlar this time for a change.Not fitted them yet so my post is only slightly more helpful than the OP.If they are rubbish I will let Northwind’s tyres down for his positivity about them on the other thread 😉Posted 5 years agomrelectricSubscriber
Been using SS for 5 years+. No comparison on value/price or on service that I’ve found. Used sintered until the last year which last months even in Yorkshire grit-paste but they do squeal when wet (frightens the horses – literally – (which is a bad thing, I’m sure you’ll agree)).
Moved to Kelvar as a compromise, and better grip I think. They’ve lasted a few months which is fine.Posted 5 years ago
Oh, just ordered 4 sets..so snapsheikinvacMember
I’ve used the sintered pads for a while and found them ok. Sometimes they needed a bit of fettling to make them fit(Avid juicy)and they lasted a long time. They were fine for xc riding but scream like a banshee on long downhills and nothing I tried would cure it. I use Clarks organic pads in my code brakes for downhill and find them really good and cheap to replace when needed. Also tried the disco pads but found them very poorly made.Posted 5 years agoninepackMember
I’ve just put the red SS kevlar on mine & wheeling it into the garage with light pressure on the brakes they were squealing. I just hope they shut the **** up once bedded in or I’ll be binning them.
Took OEM sintered pads off as I’d read the Kevlar were better for summer, and we’re headed to Luchon.Posted 5 years agoninepackMember
Used my bike for the first time yesterday & for about 100 yards the kevlar pads made a hell of a racket but once under load & warm they were quiet as a mouse & the bike can stop on a postage stamp so I’m impressed thus far. My two week trip to the Pyrenees in Sept will see if they’re really up to it though I guessPosted 5 years agoDugganMember
Fitted two brand new sets of SS pads to front and rear a couple of weeks ago at short notice.
Tried to bed them in on my way to a ride- spent a decent amount of time trying to bed the front in, had to rush the back.
The front pads seem fine, the rear pads lasted about 2 rides before they were totally spent. So I guess they are just particularly needy of a proper bedding in, more so than other pads? Would explain the massive range of opinions on them anyway.Posted 5 years ago
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