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Old 10-30-18, 07:36 PM
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Obviously metallic brake pads don't chew through disc rotors at an alarming rate?
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Old 10-30-18, 08:13 PM
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I seem to be getting ~10,000 miles from my rotors. Reported normal life seems all over the place so I’m happy with that lifespan. That’s down to 1.45mm, I’m thinking of letting it ride until 1.2mm to see what the mileage is.
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Old 11-01-18, 01:17 PM
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Carbon rotors..... the next big thing.
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F1 is already running Carbon disc rotors ,
At about $10,000 each, I hear..
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Old 11-01-18, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Metal pads would probably scratch my rims and make for some awful noises.
Ill stick with whatever koolstop uses for a compound.
Rims I thought this was a disc topic?

I got quiet performance, from KS Organic pads
when I replaced the BB7 Stock ones

Now changed calipers to TRP Hy Rd, KS
doesn't make organic compound there..
the pad style is shimano's, Swiss stop 15 is organic,
but I can get Clarks and Origin 8 for a lot less ,

Stock HyRd is sintered, a chirp is emitted, on front, when disc not dry..
and I use the brake.





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Old 11-01-18, 01:40 PM
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Ceramic/carbon hybrid rotors were being produced as early as 2013.

"So far, even after the initial burn in and a couple of days’ riding, I have not yet experienced anything close to the same stopping power of metal rotors."
- https://bikerumor.com/2016/11/18/alp...-brake-rotors/

Most of what I have read about carbon or carbon/ceramic since has been more of the same.


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Old 11-01-18, 03:33 PM
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Having had my bike stop out from under me , a few months ago (wrist injury catching the fall)

how good do you want ? bloody face plant, stick thru the spokes power ??
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Old 11-01-18, 04:46 PM
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By the way original Phil Wood Disc brakes, [way back]

the disc was made of the friction material, and the pads were metal.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Rims I thought this was a disc topic?

I got quiet performance, from KS Organic pads
when I replaced the BB7 Stock ones

Now changed calipers to TRP Hy Rd, KS
doesn't make organic compound there..
the pad style is shimano's, Swiss stop 15 is organic,
but I can get Clarks and Origin 8 for a lot less ,

Stock HyRd is sintered, a chirp is emitted, on front, when disc not dry..
and I use the brake.





....
its a year and a half old post and my comment was obviously(I thought) joking.

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Old 11-01-18, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post

Stock HyRd is sintered, a chirp is emitted, on front, when disc not dry..
and I use the brake.
My HY/RD came with TRP SP10.11 semi-metallic.
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Old 11-02-18, 01:58 PM
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I always thought that semi-metallic, metallic and sintered were just names for the same thing.

The same with resin and organic.

Two types of pads - resin/organic vs semi-metallic/metallic/sintered.

That's my understanding.

Oh wait. There is also ceramic.
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Old 11-05-18, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I always thought that semi-metallic, metallic and sintered were just names for the same thing.

The same with resin and organic.

Two types of pads - resin/organic vs semi-metallic/metallic/sintered.

That's my understanding.

Oh wait. There is also ceramic.
sintered pads are mostly metallic, semi-metallic have a lower proportion of metal and more organic material. Even organic/resin pads have a small amount of metallic compounds mixed in. Usually seen more on the MTB side
SINTERED
Downhill high temp
• Suitable for downhill racing
• Excellent in wet & muddy conditions
• Superior performance at high temps
• Virtually unaffected by rain or snow
• Exceptional pad life


SEMI-METAL
XC & trail
• Suitable for cross-country & trail
• All-round performance
• Good performance at high or low temps
• Great pad life
• Quieter than sintered pads


ORGANIC
Commuter & city
• Suitable for commuter & city use
• Good performance at low temps
• Good pad life
• Low rotor wear
• Extremely quiet
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