Avid C-4 Disc Brake Pad

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 03, 2020]
jbozo89


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Purchased:
Used  
[Apr 02, 2006]
steve
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

only disc product used.

[Jan 18, 2007]
Saber Haghvirdy
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

wear speeds up a little in muddy trails.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Jagwire

[May 25, 2007]
John
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.



Similar Products Used:

Avid B4 sintered metal "standard" pad.

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