Avid C-4 Disc Brake Pad

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $26.00

Product Description

Avid Code 4 Piston Brake Pads: Code/Juicy: available in organic (softer / quieter) or metallic (longer life / higher heat) compounds with steel backing plates.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Middle Island, NY

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2007

Strengths:    More initial bite than the "standard" b4 sintered bronze pads. Braking effort substantially reduced. Can't comment about life.

Weaknesses:    Not quite as smooth as the b4 compound. Strangely enough, the c4 compound polishes the rotor more quickly.
Sensitive to moisture and dirt. Braking effort increases when brakes are wet. Slightly noisier (not the Avid howl) but more like a hiss.

Bottom Line:   
Theres seems to be confusion over what compund is c4 or b4. I'm reviewing the newer pads which I believe Avid markets as "organic" or c4 as opposed to "standard."

Braking effort is greatly reduced at the slight expense of modulation and smoothness.

My review is based on back to back testing of the b4 vs c4, both correctly bedded prior to test.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Planet Bike

Similar Products Used:   Avid B4 sintered metal "standard" pad.

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Elite converted full XTR.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Saber Haghvirdy a Downhiller from Iran / Tehran

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2007

Strengths:    Last long - very good friction material - has no problem with heating up

Weaknesses:    wear speeds up a little in muddy trails.

Bottom Line:   
They work great with Avidd BB7s in all conditions but expect a little wear in mud. Dont worry about replacing you would need many tire replacments before its time for new pads.

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Favorite Trail:   Shafaq 3

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   on the brakes

Similar Products Used:   Jagwire

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by steve a Cross Country Rider from So Cal

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2006

Strengths:    The avid c4 Pad came oem and lasted almost 1.5yrs and could still probably get another summer out of them rideing 2-3 days wk. I was cleaning my brakes and noticed about 70% wear towards the corners. 50% everywhere else.
Not sure why no posts. Although I have no other frame of
ref, the clearly out perform the

Weaknesses:    some un even where, but that' from the caliper.

Bottom Line:   
I have no other frame of ref but the performance far exceeds
rim breaks. After 1.5ys 2-3days wk, started getting
squeeking but only after massive water crossing and mud
in So Cal rainy season...JPL..+ mud rides.

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Favorite Trail:   flume in Tahoe

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   oem avid mech, purch on ebay

Similar Products Used:   only disc product used.

Bike Setup:   Jamis XC Pro w/Avid mech bla bla bla

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