• This topic has 33 replies, 22 voices, and was last updated 1 day ago by poah.
Viewing 34 posts - 1 through 34 (of 34 total)
  • Rahox pads or alternative.
  • Premier Icon 5plusn8
    Free Member

    The rahox.com site seems to be down, I emailed them based on my last order a week ago and got nothing. Are they dead?

    If so I need an alt.
    I used to use superstar/uber/disco etc but came to realise they were a false economy.
    I now only use OE (shimano) or Rahox, I find the rahox don’t last quite as long but they do give excellent performance.
    Really I hope that someone tells me rahox are still going, and jsut having a break, but if not, other than OE what shall I get?

    Premier Icon bruneep
    Full Member

    I use Galfer pads, get them from here https://www.bikester.co.uk/search.html?id=0&strSearchQuery=galfer

    Premier Icon reggiegasket
    Free Member

    +1 big fan of Rahox but haven’t been able to get them for ages, so have transitioned onto Galfer, which are also fine pads. The greens are up there with Rahox and the blacks are decent everyday pads.

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
    Free Member

    Good life? Whats the provenance, I mean how do you know that they know what they are doing?

    Premier Icon Aidy
    Free Member

    I’ve checked their website on and off for the last year, and they’ve not been shipping to the UK for the whole time. Assuming they’re dead.

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
    Free Member

    damski

    Premier Icon scuttler
    Full Member

    Bummer.

    You could try them on https://m.facebook.com/pg/rahoxbrakes/posts

    Or

    rahoxshop@gmail.com (Email worked in Feb 21)

    I know Brexit and COVID were bollocksing things up for them but hope they’re still functioning. Ace pads!!

    Premier Icon poah
    Free Member

    I used to use superstar/uber/disco etc but came to realise they were a false economy.

    in what way?

    Premier Icon jkomo
    Full Member

    I bought Uber race for the road bike and they seem dreadful, they glaze up and then squeal so badly it’s like the loudest air horn you’ve ever heard. I nearly made a pedestrian do a wee on Tuesday.

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
    Free Member

    in what way?

    Superstar are crap, fast wear, pads fall off backing, poor fit, glazing, noise. I had fast wear with uber after a recommendation here and the disco ones first set that I bought wore out in a day.
    At switchbacks in 2016 I did a back to back comparison, by accident. I went through a brand new set of superstars in one day, so had to buy OE shimano from a shop, they lasted me the rest of the week.
    When I was a superstar addict I went through pads in no time, these days with OE or rahox, the pads last ages.

    Premier Icon rockthreegozy
    Full Member

    If anyone can make use of some Shimano G03s/G04S style Rahox pads I have a set going cheap that I’d rather were used than binned..

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
    Free Member

    Me please.

    Premier Icon sharkattack
    Free Member

    Are those Galfer green pads worth 22 quid a pair? I might try some.

    I’d try Trickstuff but the website is baffling.

    Premier Icon reggiegasket
    Free Member

    yes, green Galfers are good.

    Premier Icon snotrag
    Full Member

    Yep, the Galfer Greens are expensive but good – my go to for my Hope E4s.

    Premier Icon sharkattack
    Free Member

    Right I’m searching for Galfer stuff and I just spotted their 2mm thick e-bike rotors. I might go for a pair of those and green pads.

    Premier Icon honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    sharkattack

    I’d try Trickstuff but the website is baffling.

    re=bike sell them also, and much easier to understand

    Premier Icon FOG
    Full Member

    Agree on the Uberbike pads. Got some of their more expensive ones and yes, they stop but no better than anything else and scream like a banshee at the same time.
    Now I just trawl eBay for cheapos which work

    Premier Icon poah
    Free Member

    Are those Galfer green pads worth 22 quid a pair?

    not according to reviews I’ve seen.

    Premier Icon citizenlee
    Free Member

    Anyone used pads from Gorilla Brakes ?

    Premier Icon 5plusn8
    Free Member

    not according to reviews I’ve seen.

    Link?

    Premier Icon z1ppy
    Free Member

    CL Brake pads for me, again I’ve had enough of cheap shit pads.

    Premier Icon endomick
    Free Member

    I’ve not used gorilla’s sintered, but the multi compound and ceramic have been excellent and quiet and appear to be lasting long. Money back guarantee made me give them a try.

    Premier Icon Hob-Nob
    Free Member

    I’m very much in the OE/Trickstuff/Galfer camp.

    I couldn’t get anything about 6 months ago, so ended up with some Uberbike E-Matrix. It was a reminder as to why I tried them last time round & thought they were crap. They still are.

    Premier Icon MSP
    Full Member

    I have used rahox, they were ok better than the economy brands, but I like the “brake authority” burly or ceramic, no cost saving over oem, but better IMO.

    Any one tried the swiss stop disk pads?

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
    Full Member

    I’m on Swissstop Green on the gravel/CX bike, and Swissstop Yellow on the 29er.

    Both are… OK. Wouldn’t say any better than Shimano yet but haven’t given them much time and my riding style doesn’t put much stress on brake pads, I only chop and change for the sake of finding what’s quietest. Swissstop pads don’t really live up to their ‘low noise’ hype sadly but are no worse than anything else I’ve tried.

    Premier Icon steve_b77
    Free Member

    I dont get the issues with Uberbike, especially the Race Matrix compound, yeah they don’t last as long as OE shimano – I get about half the life, but they’re so cheap it doesn’t matter and they perform just as well.

    Premier Icon Sui
    Free Member

    those Gorilla pads look exceptionally cheap – £6 for a set Cura4’s ??

    Premier Icon crashrash
    Full Member

    Been wondering about Rahox – used them for a while but no joy on their site for ages.
    I ended up spending on the Trckstuff ones and they are very good but a bit spendy.

    Premier Icon scuttler
    Full Member

    Keeps hoping someone’s posted a message that Rahox has returned and with a UK disti.

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
    Full Member

    I’ve been using Noah and Theo ones with no issues. I’ve no idea if they are different to any generic shipped from china ones but they are nice colours and stop me fine.

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
    Full Member

    Noah and Theo offer ceramic pads don’t they? Had heard of someone using them in 105 brakes with good results (low noise).

    Was surprised nobody else did ceramic but apparently it’s a thing in race cars, but surely Noah and Theo can’t be the only ones doing them, they’re not even expensive. Are they just rebadged as something else by other manufacturers?

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
    Full Member

    @13thfloormonk they are really cheap, can’t tell if they are just rebadged but I’ve a few pairs and they are fine in Sram Rival and 105 for me (although not finned, like the Shimano originals, but I’m not sure the fins do much other than look cool).

    Premier Icon poah
    Free Member

    been using N&T ceramic recently. quite happy with the results. No real difference in initial braking power than the resin or semi-metallic versions though. No idea on longevity or how they respond to heat though.

Viewing 34 posts - 1 through 34 (of 34 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.