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Old 02-23-24, 08:56 PM
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Metal/Sintered AND Resin/Organic

Those of you running Metal/Sintered brake pads on one wheel AND Resin/Organic brake pads on the other wheel, which brake pad type are you running on what wheel and why?
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I run metal/sintered brake pads on the left side, and resin/organic pads on the right side. When the bicycle is rolling forward, the angular momentum vectors point toward the left side, so I find the left pads benefit from a longer-wearing material. Also, I am deaf in my left ear, so the added noise doesn't bother me.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
I run metal/sintered brake pads on the left side, and resin/organic pads on the right side. When the bicycle is rolling forward, the angular momentum vectors point toward the left side, so I find the left pads benefit from a longer-wearing material. Also, I am deaf in my left ear, so the added noise doesn't bother me.
Thanks. I am aware of that use case, but it is not the use case I asked about.
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I recently put new pads in my rain bike -- metal pads for the front and resin for the rear. Metal tends to be stronger and fades less, but is louder with a tendency to squeal when wet. Organic is fine for the rear as I don't want to grab too much rear brake and lose traction.

I tried it out today and ironically the front was silent and the rear was a bit noisy. Albeit this was in dry conditions.
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
Thanks. I am aware of that use case, but it is not the use case I asked about.
You are?

I thought I had just made it up, and the totally BS justification would have made that clear. (Sorry.)

Have a friend put them in and tell him/her/them/whatever not to tell you whether the metal pads are in the front or back. I am willing to bet you won't know the difference until you look.
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Spring can't come soon enough.
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I’m waiting for someone to argue the case for resin front and metal rear 😂

But seriously, there is no reason to be mixing pad types. Sintered pads are harder wearing and more heat resistant (less fade). Organic pads are quieter with better feel/modulation.

So I use organic pads for everything except a trip to the big mountains, where sintered pads are a better option for long technical descents.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
You are?

I thought I had just made it up, and the totally BS justification would have made that clear. (Sorry.)

....
No, actually, if you search the MTB forums some people do exactly what you suggested earlier. It is real. Turns out reality is more clever than you. In any case, why did you make things up, in your mind, of course?

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It was 72° F here today, and I had a great ride.

Enjoy playing around with your brake pads.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
I’m waiting for someone to argue the case for resin front and metal rear 😂
Quiet up front where I can hear but noisy in the back where people behind me will be annoyed?
I want the rear brake stronger because I'm scared of going over the bars in a panic stop?
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
Spring can't come soon enough.
So, you made up a fictitious answer to a question that wasn't asked? The dark and the isolation of winter really does a number on some people psychologically. Are you hearing voices? Hallucinating too, perhaps? You are clearly unwell. We all hope that Spring does come soon lest you continue to be afflicted by these disturbing psychotic episodes.
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
why did you make things up, in your mind, of course?
It seemed like a more appropriate place than my pancreas.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
I’m waiting for someone to argue the case for resin front and metal rear 😂
I have this on my 2008 mountain bike. The claim is that resin pads allow greater modulation, and metal pads are more grabby. I figured I was less likely to go over the bars that way (and I had an extra single set of metal pads).

In practice, it appears to make no difference.
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
So, you made up a fictitious answer to a question that wasn't asked? The dark and the isolation of winter really does a number on some people psychologically. Are you hearing voices? Hallucinating too, perhaps? You are clearly unwell. We all hope that Spring does come soon lest you continue to be afflicted by these disturbing psychotic episodes.
OK, I get that my reply was inane. But don't you think it is just a wee bit of a stretch to assert it was insane?
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Nope.
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Never had this quandary with rim brakes.

Just sayin’.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Never had this quandary with rim brakes.

Just sayin’.
Koolstops up front, Shimanos in back? Or vice versa?
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Originally Posted by smd4
Never had this quandary with rim brakes.

Just sayin’.
Good for you, but I have had to change from using single to dual compound pads for my tandem because single Kool Stop salmon compound squealed like a mofo on the front. And it still stops like ass compared to with disc brakes.

Just sayin'.
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Originally Posted by surak
Good for you, but I have had to change from using single to dual compound pads for my tandem because single Kool Stop salmon compound squealed like a mofo on the front. And it still stops like ass compared to with disc brakes.

Just sayin'.
Try a quality pad like Swiss Stop.

Just sayin.’
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
Koolstops up front, Shimanos in back? Or vice versa?
Neither.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Try a quality pad like Swiss Stop.

Just sayin.’
Never had to do so much research on what brand brake pads to use with disc brakes.

Just sayin'.
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Never had this dilemma with a unicycle.

Super Sayan...
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Originally Posted by smd4
Never had this quandary with rim brakes.

Just sayin’.
This is not a real quandary, but if it helps you to feel good about your rim brakes then that’s a positive.
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Originally Posted by polaris obark
when the bicycle is rolling forward, the angular momentum vectors pseudovectors
point toward the left side, so i find the left pads benefit from a longer-wearing material.
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