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    Just a rider LilRootRx7's Avatar
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    semi-metallic vs sintered brake pads

    what is the difference between the two. I need to get some new pads for my bikes. one i use for freeriding/downhill and one is for urban

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilRootRx7
    what is the difference between the two. I need to get some new pads for my bikes. one i use for freeriding/downhill and one is for urban
    About $7.00...

    See Hayes' web page for a quick comparison of the two types of compounds:

    http://www.hayesdiscbrake.com/produc...rakepads.shtml

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    sintered vs. semi-metallic

    sintered - have a larger proportion of metal, longer life, intended for DH

    semi-metallic - have a lower proportion of metal, quieter than sintered and are intended for lighter freeride

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    there are also Mixed compound pads,
    a strip of organic material in the center , sintered on the ends .
    less pad wear , probably = more disc wear.

    sintered is how stuff is imbedded, which probably Is metal..
    unless diamonds. (nail files and saw blades for slicing rocks)
    Last edited by fietsbob; 10-21-11 at 11:39 AM.

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    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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