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  • Which Galfer pads?
  • For the best combo of bite and longevity.

    Is it simply a case of going for the Pro?

    For my HT (as I see they do an ebike pad

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    benpinnick
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    Green front, red back.

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    weeksy
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    The green are exceptional. We tested many pairs of pads lately and the green blow the others away.

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    @weeksy – do they last in crappy conditions?

    Just gone through a set of ’35’ branded sintered pads (as that’s all JE James had) in three rides

    *edit – after a little research, I’ve gone with the suggestion of green front, red rear :good:

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    dropoff
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    We used purple on our e bikes with galfer discs and the performance was superb.

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    VanHalen
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    i`ve just got the standard black ones and they seem decent

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    weeksy
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    TAFKASTR

    We used them this weekend at Bringewood which was ‘changeable’ conditions and they’ve not died, but admittedly it wasn’t the abrasive stuff like you’ll find at BPW or Swinley sometimes.

    Obviously the longevity is something we’re slightly worried about as they’re £20 a pair, but at the moment the signs are good that they’ll last OK. We’re at Dyfi on Sat and FoD on Sunday, that’ll then be 5 good hard days of 6+ hours riding/racing for them, i’ll pull them out after the weekend and take a few pics.

    TBF to them though, if they last us 6 days of DH then we’ll take that as the performance is over and above anything else we’ve tried, from EBC to SRAM and Uberbike and N&T, they’re just massively better. Even just riding them around the field you can notice how good they are.

    Cheers :good:

    sharkattack
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    Can anyone confirm if the Hope OEM pads are made by Galfer? I just ordered some green Hope ones as the first set were great.

    tony07
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    Hope red are galfer. The new hope green are supposedly the same as trickstuffs supplier

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    jimmy748
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    Old Hope greens were Galfer, New Hope green Pro pads (even better than the already excellent Galfer greens) are made by Trickstuff, they last really well in the dry but will disintegrate in the right (wet gritty) conditions.

    reggiegasket
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    Green are excellent.

    Black are solid, and good vfm. Bit less bite than greens but still fine for regular riding.

    Just testing some blues on the road bike, which are good too, and better than std Shimano pads.

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    jimmy748
    Full Member

    As a note, if you are at an event where Hope have a stand they sell them for £10 a pair, I bought 5 sets last year at Ard Rock

    pothead
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    We used purple on our e bikes with galfer discs and the performance was superb.

    +1, ebike is heavy by ebike standards and they’re far better than the Sram pads that came on the bike in all conditions so far

    mattrockwell
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    Can also recommend purple Galfers – not quite as powerful as greens, but still good and last a fair bit longer. All I would say is mine (with Galfer Wave rotors) are quite noisy. A wide range of noises too, the odd loud honk stop, low pitch moans dragging the rear and general squeaks and high pitch whistles too. I think this might be a me problem though, gonna clean and try bedding them in again. Somebody on the internet did tell me purples and Waves do this though. Not sure, brake opinions online is a minefield!

    stevenmenmuir
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