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When you find out, let us know. I like the power and quietness of the Avid B4s, but the modulation is not very good. I've also tried the EBC golds which seem to have better modulation, a little less power, but were plagued with squealing problems. I haven't tried any others yet.
 

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I got discouraged from most of the non-Avid pads

mostly due to fit when Avid changed from magnets to the spring clips; some were such a bad fit with the springs that I gave up. Maybe I should try again, not sure. However, I do like the last two formulations from Avid (C4 and B4R?) in that they're a good combination of modulation, longevity and lack of noise. Pricewise I haven't noticed a big difference lately. Of the other brands I tried I thought the EBC golds best but thought they wore too quickly.
 

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tcm said:
i am changing out the brake pads in my avid mechanical discs and want to know the best replacement pads to buy. any suggestions?
My favorites are the EBC Golds. Best power, pretty good modulation, best in the wet. Noise depends on adjustment and weather but quiet most of the time.

What may be a bigger factor for people (with any disc brakes) is changing pad compounds without completely cleaning the rotors. One of the pad company reps told me if you change compounds it is best to clean the rotors with 600 grit sandpaper and lots of water then slowly bed in the new pads to lay down a layer of pad material on the rotors. It takes some time but works great.
 

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koolstops...

been running the "red" colored koolstops for a couple of hundred miles now and they are on par with the avids i was using before and seem to be wearing very well. they come with a new H-spring as well. no problems with fit or retention. took a bit to wear in (10-12miles) but perfect now.
 
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