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Alternatives to Shimano resin brake pads?

Old 12-27-21, 01:51 PM
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Alternatives to Shimano resin brake pads?

This would be a for a road bike with lots of climbing/descent, in a dry region, with a 135-lbs rider.
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Possibly you could get sintered or semi metallic pads if they make them in the design required for your model of disc brakes and your rotor doesn't care which is used on it.

However if you don't wear them out quickly, then resin probably gives you the best overall experience. What's your issue you are trying to solve? Or just mulling over what is the best of the best?
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I have had good luck with jag wire pads. Swissstop are also good though expensive.
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For dry I would for sure stick to the resin pads. I go to metal or sintered for wet and muddy, you will transfer some wear to your rotors, so if you are using ice tech rotors sticking to resin will extend their life as well
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our tandem eats pads for lunch. a high end shop recommended these. I plan on using them on the next change https://thelostco.com/products/mtx-g...39762671894726
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Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post

Resin might get burnt on long, fast descents and smell horrible if burnt.
I routinely burn crap off my organic pads in a natural gas flame (1960° C). No pad burn, no smell.
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 View Post
This would be a for a road bike with lots of climbing/descent, in a dry region, with a 135-lbs rider.
What exactly is the issue with your current (I assume) resin brake pads?
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Originally Posted by eduskator View Post
What exactly is the issue with your current (I assume) resin brake pads?
The resin pads are worn out with with no replacements available with the exception of a handful of massively marked up (3x-4x) pre-pandemic prices on eBay and some greedy bike shops.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Does anyone else hear the crickets chirping?
You need better place to sleep than the cardboard box near the bus station.
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Alternative to which Shimano resin brake pads? L03A pads (because there's none available anywhere and price gougers have got the little remaining stock)? If so, these pads linked below will work if you can find them. I've started using a pair and cannot tell the difference from genuine Shimano pads (although apparently they do wear a little faster).

Ashima AT0107-OR-A finned organic brake pads (the link below throws up an security warning but the site is legit and displays correctly if you ignore the security warning).

AT0107-OR-A | PRODUCTS | ASHIMA LTD-Disk brake, Disk brake accessories, Rim Brake, Rim brake accessories, Disk brake rotors, Disk Brake Adaptors, Pad compound, SOS instroduction, bike Brake Pad, bike Brake shoe

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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 View Post
You need better place to sleep than the cardboard box near the bus station.
I thought that'd bring you back! After about 8 days I was wondering if this was just another abandoned post.

I actually found brake pads for my bike at the LBS. And they were at a normal price and not at the upcharge price that bike shops sometimes add. Two weeks prior I'd gone to the shop and they were out, and virtually every day I checked the online vendors I use to see if they had any come back in stock. Nada!

So if the LBS's aren't also in your search for brake pads and other cycling needs then add them. I also needed a chain about the same time I needed pads and after checking those same places for chains, one supplier finally had them in stock and I ordered it. The next day I checked the same supplier and they were already out of stock. So again, check them all often and when you find a place with them in stock, then grab them.
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