Superstar Kevlar Pads
fitted some a few months ago and they are still going well. Loads of power, just touch the lever and the back end is locked. A little grabby at first but loads of power.
Plenty of pad left but as above, may be due to dry weather and not just the pad. Bugger to fit (to Avids) had to scrape baking plate down a bit on the outer edges but worth it in the end.Posted 7 years agoBrownMember
PROS – Loads of stopping power in the dry and they last FOR EVER.
CONS – have bog all power when wet (really, NO power) and squeal like annoying little b*stard stuck pigs until they get hot enough to burn the water off… brings me to point 2 – they get HOT and smelly on long (dry) descents (although this hasn't caused any problems in itself).Posted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
"CONS – have bog all power when wet (really, NO power"
Not my experience at all in my XTs or Oros, they still stop me just as fast as I want in the wet.
Very impressed with mine, I kind of torture tested them at fort william at the weekend by mincing down the downhill route with the back brake deathgripped on the entire time Didn't miss a beat. And they've been equally as good for muddy winter rides, XC racing (badly) and everything else I've asked for them. Not as long lived as sintered pads but still very respectable.Posted 7 years ago
RR – Can I not ask peoples opinions even if I have them but not used them no? I had not fitted them and having a bad experience with the old SS pads de-laminating I was still a bit reluctant to fit them – You can send stuff back you know !!
Cheers guys will be nice to see if they are good – I have some sintered pads for the winter anyway 🙂Posted 7 years ago
bloody hell RR – I DID ask STW before I bought them but only had a limited response – give us a break dude – I just wanted a few more views before I fitted them !!
ANYWAY 🙂 thanks for all the responces – The reason why I and most people post here whether they have an item or not!!Posted 7 years agoabducteeMember
This is good news as I've ordered some. 8 months ago they were rubbish though.Posted 7 years ago
One thing that springs to mind… They grip very quickly from new, so the temptation is to stop bedding them in as soon as they start working. Do it a bit more, I reckon they need just as long to really break in as sintered do, just that they don't feel like they do.Posted 7 years ago
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