Pads for road disk brakes: metallic or resin?

Discussion in 'Road, City, and Gravel Bikes' started by Alexzn, May 10, 2018.

  1. Alexzn

    Alexzn Ski Squaw Skier

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    Do you guys put metallic or resin pads on your road bike's Shimano disk brakes? Thanks in advance!

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  2. scott43

    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Can only talk mtb and my aim was more about vibration..having said that..I found the metallic pads to be more on/off, direct bite, more braking power. I found the resins to be more linear or "soft" for on/off. Braking power was still fine, could lock the brakes. Did have somewhat less vibration but the ultimate issue is frame design in my case. All in all, I put the metallic pads back on ultimately.
     
  3. Joel

    Joel Having fun Skier

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    Also resin for the same reasons. Modulation much better, more than adequate stopping power. I don't use metalics anymore. Also MTB.
     
  4. Tom K.

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    Same here. Resin. No noise, better modulation, etc.. Side benefit is that metallics, while having more power, eat your discs, which are not cheap these days!
     
  5. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    OP is usually up on materials tech - I pick him for first person to post about covetic aluminum discs ~10 years from now when the IP dust settles :D
     


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    Alexzn

    Alexzn Ski Squaw Skier

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    Thanks, guys! I ordered a set of resin pads for my bike.
     

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