Just a rider
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
Originally Posted by LilRootRx7
See Hayes' web page for a quick comparison of the two types of compounds:
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
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 12:39 PM.
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
XC & trail
• Suitable for cross-country & trail
• All-round performance
• Good performance at high or low temps
• Great pad life
• Quieter than sintered pads
Commuter & city
• Suitable for commuter & city use
• Good performance at low temps
• Good pad life
• Low rotor wear
• Extremely quiet
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