I just bought a set of Avid Disc Brake Pads to replace the ones that came with my BB7. The ones that came with the BB7 are metal sintered. These new ones are labeled ORGANIC COMPOUND.
However, they appear to have silver metallic flecks embedded right in the pad material. Does anybody know if this is in fact metal and, if so, why are the called "organic compound" if they have such metal flecks?