I have Avid BB7 disc brakes and I need to change the front pads. There are several after market brake pad compounds like organic, metalic, resin, sintered, etc., but I don't know which one would be right for my riding style.
I have a light weight xc hardtail, and I am 156 lbs. I ride down steep hills quite often (yea, I do a lot of climbing), and usually I brake constantly to control the speed on loose terrain. I ride in all conditions, like hot, cold, mud, rain, dry, dust...
I am actually quite happy with the lifetime of the original avid pads. The only thing I don't like is, when they get hot, it gets harder and harder to slow down. Actually, this is the reason why I want to learn about other pad compounds.
Thanks in advance for any advice.