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Metal pad on Resin only disc rotor


philip.maree

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I am looking to replace my brake pads and noticed on the rotor it is specified that only Resin pads should be used.

 

Anyone know what would happen if metal pads are used?

 

 

 

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Rotor will wear down very quickly if it doesn't overheat and buckle first smiley18.gif

 

 

 

Certain mechanical disc systems as well as some entry level hydraulic systems come with these discs, it is pretty much a cost saving exercise. Bike companies also sometimes spec them as OEM equipment for the same reason. Causes alot of problems.

 

 

 

Personally I run resin pads, as they perform much better in dry dusty conditions as they do not overheat as much, which causes vapourloc and loss of braking power. IMHO most people in SA are recommended metal pads because of influences of people reading UK magazines, where the conditions require the use of sintered pads all year round.

 

 

 

What type of brakes do you have.

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Rotor will wear down very quickly if it doesn't overheat and buckle first smiley18.gif

 

 

 

Certain mechanical disc systems as well as some entry level hydraulic systems come with these discs' date=' it is pretty much a cost saving exercise. Bike companies also sometimes spec them as OEM equipment for the same reason. Causes alot of problems.

 

 

 

Personally I run resin pads, as they perform much better in dry dusty conditions as they do not overheat as much, which causes vapourloc and loss of braking power. IMHO most people in SA are recommended metal pads because of influences of people reading UK magazines, where the conditions require the use of sintered pads all year round.

 

 

 

What type of brakes do you have.[/quote']

 

I have Shimano BR-M575 Hydraulic Brakes.

 

I purchased some metal pads from CRC, as that was what they had in stock. But I will go and look for some Resin pads.

 

I use the SM-RT53 rotors but they are probably the cheapest Shimano can supply.

 

I will definitely upgrade them to a rotor that can handle both metal and resin pads.

 

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Did the bike come specced with those rotors?

 

 

 

Fibrax make some good resin pads, you could also try hybrid pads like the Swissstop ones, but not sure how they'll go with the rotors?

 

 

 

I use the Shimano Resin pads and they last a long time! I did 3 months of training and rode the Epic with one set!!

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Resin pads are not reccomended for very wet conditions, the braking will be ok but you could ruin a pair in one very short ride. I live in KZN with wet summers and dry winters I hence use resin pads in the dry months and metal in the wet times. It's always pissing in Europe and thats why they mostly suggest metal pads. Resin pads do offer better heat distribution and dont fade as quick as the metal. Metal do however last longer.

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