EBC Brakes Green Brake Pad

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Product Description

Cross Country/Trekking Formula:
EBC's Green grade Kevlar pads are a medium durability pad which can be used in downhill racing, but are more appropriate for cross country trekking usage.

The Green compound has a low heat generation, transferring minimal heat into the hydraulics.



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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by CCRider

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2012

Strengths:    Stopping Performance

Weaknesses:    SQUEAKING!

Bottom Line:   
I have had these pads on for almost 6 months and they still squeak. I've tried the anti-squeak pads, and various anti-squeak lubes with the same poor results. The brakes have very good stopping performance if you can live with the constant squeaking. One of the main reasons I purchased these pads was the "Guaranteed to Never Squeak" in the description. I will switch to a standard pad this coming weekend.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Online


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by stev a Weekend Warrior from Ft. Lauderdale

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2011

Strengths:    ebc greenstuff on rear, ebc yellowstuff on front of 2006 Mountaineer. Now I can barely get it to stop. I have to heat the brakes before they will grip. On a cold stop, I have to force the pedal to the floor. Terrible grip for daily driving, almost dangerous. They throw alot of dust and don't stop until they have heated up. I would not recommend these to anyone and will likely change them, despite the fact that the set was over $300 just for parts.
EBC does alot of advertising but their product is no where close to the quality they claim. Don't waste your money or risk your life with these horrible brakes.


Weaknesses:    won't stop when cold contrary to ebc claims they stop when cold. dust everywhere even going around the block. Have to stand on pedal to get SUV to stop with "allegedly top of the line ebc yellowstuff and greenstuff" these gimmicks are a total crock.

Bottom Line:   
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $158.00

Purchased At:   Brake Warehouse

Similar Products Used:   Hawk, Akebono


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by yetibetty a Cross Country Rider from London UK

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2010

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Fell apart

Bottom Line:   
These pads simply fell apart, the pad material just fell of and left me with just the backing.

EBC didn't respond to emails even when I sent them pictures of the pads.

DANGEROUS AND FAULTY DON'T USE

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Favorite Trail:   Epping Forest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Evans Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Aid, Magura

Bike Setup:   07 Stumpy FSR

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mtnbici a Cross Country Rider from FP, CA

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2010

Strengths:    Absolutely none. Unless you like the smell of burning brake disks.

Weaknesses:    They get way to hot way too fast, short (1/4 mile) fast descent and the disks were sizzling hot. On one hard brake application the brake lever on my BB7's went to the bars. Mmm. I adjusted the calipers, everything was good, until another hard brake application, and same story all over again. I know how to set up brakes, wasn't user error or cable stretch. These pads are DANGEROUS, don't buy them. Don't Don't Don't.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy these pads, they will hurt you, they are dangerous.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   None.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by TTTURNER a Cross Country Rider from LA QUINTA

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2009

Strengths:    Much more quiet than sintered pads. More feel and modulation. Great for getting rid of brake noise caused by dry dusty conditions. All you riders out there, stop expecting one pad to work in all conditions! Know what each pads is used for.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't last as long as a sintered pad. Dont use in the wet! They will disappear.



Bottom Line:   
These are great pads in very dry and dusty conditions, if you want your brakes to be quiet with a little more modulation. I like my brakes to feel a tiny bit like a rim brake, and not so harsh. They will wear very quickly in the wet because they are not designed for it. I got tired of the hard feel and very noisy screach of sintered pads. These are the answer for my AVID BB7's and G2 Cleansweep rotors. I ride dry SoCal and they last about 75-100 hours of hard riding. I have found them to be cheaper, longer lasting, and more quiet than the Avid Organic pads.
Avid Organic pads).

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Favorite Trail:   BUHOFF

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Avid organic and sintered.

Bike Setup:   Turner Flux, Fox/Push, Sram XO, Mavic SL Disc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim Rose a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2009

Strengths:    None.

Weaknesses:    Everything.

Bottom Line:   
These pads a crap! I commuted 25km on them, very gentle ride - 30kph max speed, and they started to give off a burning smell after about 10km. At 25km the compound tore off one of the rear metal pad bases altogether and the remaining metal ripped into by rear disc. I now have to replace the back disc. The original pads lasted ~3000km. These pads are total crap. Do not buy them.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Original Quad DIME XC pads.

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC,DeoreLX, XT, Sun Singletracks, Quad DIMEs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Malamute a Cross Country Rider from belgium

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2009

Strengths:    to be honest, none

Weaknesses:    they need strong brakes te make these work

Bottom Line:   
these brake pads will dissapoint u, they need really stong brakes to make them work, on the dry its doable, once they get wet it gets even worse, u can increase the stopping power at an average rate but then they suddenly tend to loose it all, it happend a few times to me, tryed cleaning them a million ways and nothing seems to help.

If u need new brake pads and u want something that works better then standard ones dont buy ebc brakes
they dissapointed me a whole lot

only 2chillies for value as they were not expensive for me
only 1 for overall because the lack of stopping power

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   online store

Similar Products Used:   bbb pads, original avid pads

Bike Setup:   avid ultimate brakes, hardtail bike, average XC setup

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Punisher a Cross Country Rider from Pleasant Hill, CA, Contra Costa

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2009

Strengths:    Quiet, but so were my Avid pads that I will be switching back to.

Weaknesses:    Fade, short life (3 rides down hill), do not stop at all once hot.

Bottom Line:   
Avid pads are far superior to these. Do not buy if you ride down hills at 40 mph+.

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Favorite Trail:   Any in Briones or Mt. Diablo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Avid, and they lasted a year under same conditions with no fading.

Bike Setup:   Custom ground up build.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ratt a Weekend Warrior from SoCal

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2007

Strengths:    Quiets squealing, good modulation, good power

Weaknesses:    only good power, increased fading when compared to sintered pads

Bottom Line:   
I got these pads to quiet a squeal i had in the rear with my Hope Mono Mini and these pads did the trick. However no matter how hot i got the stock pads i have never experienced fade. With these ebc greens i can make them fade if i drag them for 1/3 mile on a steep hill. I am a front bias braker so its not a big deal but i would never use them on the front caliper.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   beyondbikes

Similar Products Used:   stock Hope sintered pads

Bike Setup:   long travel xc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lachlan from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2006

Strengths:    - You will NEVER here your rear brake squeel again! Ever!

Weaknesses:    - Stopping power is good, but not great.

Bottom Line:   
If you ever have a squeel you can't get rid of...look no furthur. Once these pads are installed you will never here them again! They ped in nice and quickly and deliver optimum braking power. I use them in the rear brake and have no troubles.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Hayes Genuine Pads

Bike Setup:   Hayes HFX 9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by T a Downhiller from Madison Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2006

Bottom Line:   
they work just fine. dont know whey ppl are having problems with these pads

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by geoff a Weekend Warrior from sydney/london

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2005

Strengths:    they make your wallet lighter

Weaknesses:    they will fail completely, wear out really fast and dont stop you at all

Bottom Line:   
i bought a set for the front and rear brakes. ont he end of the first trail 2 pads ripped completely off the metal backing making me crash big time on a technical bit of trail.

the front pads didnt even last a week of solid riding, nothing but black dust left.

dont buy this peice of junk, they are not only a pathetic product but they are truly dangerous.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   fibrax, hope oem, hope replacements

Bike Setup:   klein, c. king hs, hope hubs on mavic hoops, hope discs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Art a Cross Country Rider from western CT

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2004

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    pads lasted 1/2 hr, spring didn't fit properly

Bottom Line:   
Do not use EBC pads under any circumstances, I had one pad wear down completely and damage my rear rotor. If maybe your looking for a lawsuit cause you were injured when you coudn't stop and you need some money from EBC then try them.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   small dealer

Similar Products Used:   hopes oem

Bike Setup:   e. truth

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kirk a Racer from Charlottesville

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2004

Strengths:    Company has (had?) good reputation in aftermarket motorcycle brakes

Weaknesses:    Pads broke off after first stop!
Supplied spring did not fit (had to use old spring)


Bottom Line:   
EBC has a real problem on their hands. Any brake pad that fails suddenly and leaves the rider without brakes is dangerous. Newly installed, the Green compound brake pads crushed into a fine black powder in the first two stops. Luckily, I was on flat ground when this failure occurred. This sudden failure slightly damaged the front rotor as the metal backing on the unit press into it.

Speedgoat said they have experienced this problem and is offering free replacements on their dime. They also went on to say EBC is not responding to their request. This is the same story Hope gave me and went on to point out they no longer sell EBC. I suggest there should be an official recall for any EBC pad (any shops selling EBC should take note).

I’ll stay with Fibrax and new Hope brake pads for the Mini. Hope is selling their new pads for a very reasonable $15 and I can say they work even better then the originals (which is saying a lot!).

Bottom line: beware, stay away from EBC pads.

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Favorite Trail:   Walnut Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   Fibrax (original Hope Mini pads) lasted over a year ½ and offered great modulation.
New Hope pads (some company in France I am told by Hope) $15 and they work even better then the Fibrax.


Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Truth w/ Hope mini, Fox fork, Chris King...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Stockbroker5 a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix Arixona

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Wore out in 5 rides!

Bottom Line:   
The old addage "You get what you pay for is TRUE!" These pads wouldn't grip to save my life. Like someone below says you can't get them to lock up on wet pavement!! But the Bottom Line is they are cheap pieces of junk they wore out in 5 rides. I rode on the stock Magura disc pads for a year and a half with no problems. An asbsolute rip off and piece of Junk. Elliot Spitzer ought to shut EBC down cause their ripping people off. Absolutely read all the reviews and dont waste your money.

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Favorite Trail:   National Trail/Mormon Loop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Airbomb

Similar Products Used:   Magura Marta Stock Pads

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS

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