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I've got the Hope Mono Minis, ordered last fall so I'm guessing 06 model if that matters. Does anyone know what kind of pads came stock with these brakes? After riding through the winter and spring, I'm looking at changing to new pads that might have a bit more "bite" to them. Does anyone have experience w/ different pads for the Mono Minis??
 

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mtb_biker said:
EBC brake pads are good in my experience. I use the gold's on my mono's. red if you want insanely strong stopping power.
Hey mtb_biker how does the gold compare to the stock pads in terms of stopping power, modulation, and wear? And do the reds have good modulation still?
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.... Does anyone know what kind of pads came stock with these brakes? ...
Stock is the sintered metallic pads, they are long lasting and give good modulation and power. I put green EBC in the rear on my bike to quiet a squeal i had going, they bed in super quick like one ride, a good bit quieter when wet, but they will fade when hot (I never noticed the sintered pads fading much even when smoking hot) and wear out about 3 times faster. Power might be better with the greens but not enough to make me switch.
 

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the golds have some more bite/power than the regular pads and have a good wear life. They offer as good if not more modulation than the stock pads. The wear life is pretty good i think. It really depends on the conditons you ride in and how fast etc , but they should last you a good while. I've never tried the green's personally.

The reds are pretty soft in general and are downhill specific pretty much. They are very powerful in my expereince.

Chad at redbarn cycles can hook you up with them for a good price. Tell him jason sent you.
 

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wet conditions...

With stock pads, I have horrible stopping power and annoying howling for the next 1/2 mile to 1 mile after a stream crossing. Not horrible, but somewhat scary when you're used to a certain amount of stopping power, and after a stream crossing, you've lost about 75% of that. Have you experienced this with the stock pads? Will the ones from EBC be any better?
 

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Maybe your pads has been contaminated.

I have very good power/modulation with the stock ones on my minis , even under rain.I think it's normal that noise comes along with rain or water. I don't know any brake system that is quiet when wet.
 

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Any trouble AFTER they dry?

I'm running the stock Hope pads (Less than 50 miles and as clean as isopropyl will get them), and they've done okay when wet. My problem is that once they dry, they literally just slide. No braking whatsoever. I flushed them with filtered water and then alcohol to no avail. The only thing that has worked in the past is taking off the pad surface with a Dremel and reinstalling. Do the Hope stock pads just suck that much? Will the EBC green or golds do any better?
 

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justin.char said:
I'm running the stock Hope pads (Less than 50 miles and as clean as isopropyl will get them), and they've done okay when wet. My problem is that once they dry, they literally just slide. No braking whatsoever. I flushed them with filtered water and then alcohol to no avail. The only thing that has worked in the past is taking off the pad surface with a Dremel and reinstalling. Do the Hope stock pads just suck that much? Will the EBC green or golds do any better?
I found it took about 100 miles for the stock metallic pads to 'bed' in and get full power. If you are expecting AM braking power from light weight XC brakes its not going to happen.

EBC green organic pads bed in on about one ride, have good power but fade horribly when they get hot.
 
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