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Old 08-02-05, 06:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-02-05, 08:06 PM   #2
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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)

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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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