Anyone tried these fancy pads? What do you think about them?
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I have these on my new Ripley build with Shimano XTR 9020 kit. They were much quieter than stock metallic pads, and require almost no time bedding in. Initial bite is much better before warm up and similar brake fading ability. I also felt like it gives the XTR better modulation. I prefer it over both shimano resin and metallic options. Still the whisper quiet after many muddy rides.
Is that price for one wheel? Thats twice the price of Trickstuff power pads.
I can get a 2 sets of power pads shipped for less the $40
And the picture of the rotor in development is a ashima rotor that can be had for $15.
Its the exact same i have them on my bike.
No problem and you're welcome.Cool thanks for responding. Ill definitely take you up on the discount code ill try them for sure.
I actually run Trickstuff Piccola so i obsess even more then others.
The Power pads 40 percent less then yours and have been tested and proven to add 20% more stopping power.
That being said they are not silent and dont have the best longevity.
As far as the rotor i have a pet peeve when companies take off the shelf asian products and slap their logo on it and jack the price up 100%.
We are working on it and would love to be able to efficiently. Either through a distribution point, freight-forward service or other avenues.KG any chance you can ship to EU?
hey kevin,Hi Kevin,
I’m Kevin from MTX Braking - let me address your comments quick and I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m here to answer any questions. I was hesitant to chime in, but I want to be transparent and available.
Yep there are several options priced lower than our premium Red Label ceramic brake pads and if we wanted to sell a $10 set of brake pads (for example) we easily could (and we will indeed have at least two other compounds coming that will have a much-lower MSRP, and we may put a ceramic in this category too.).
Here is the thought behind our Red Label product - we really wanted to go after the ceramic element for mtb brake pads, and were willing to deal with a “higher” MSRP to get there. This is our train-of-thought: most of our bikes are thousands of dollars and our brakes are anywhere from $120 to $250+ per wheel. We feel like so many of us obsess over our brakes (I always use the example of a SRAM vs Shimano debate that will never end - people are wildly passionate about their favorite brakes), there has to be room for a high-end brake pad that takes your favorite brake up a notch and does it quietly.
I’m sure Trickstuff makes a good product, but we’re extremely happy with how are Red Labels perform and are excited to get these out and into your hands.
Speaking of - any of you can DM me and I’ll give you your own discount code to try a set for yourself; I already set Nat up with a code so he and a few friends can give them a shot.
Regarding the rotor - thank you for the reminder - that isn’t quite the rotor you are referring to, but we have since decided to not go with that exact one and I’ve been meaning to pull that down, which I’ll have done today. We’re not trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes - ‘just want to create a high-end retail-friendly line of brake pads that everyone can be stoked on - a legit brand that we want you to be part of.
Kevin / MTX
Sorry I meant to answer this yesterday:hey kevin,
thanks for being so transparent on the forums. it's always great to see product manufacturers responding to questions/warranty/support on the forums.
i've been on the search for better pads for my sram code rsc brakes. i've tried stock pile stock sram metallic, jagwire elite pro, trickstuff, and galfer pads. so far the galfer pads have been my favorite.
do the mtxracing pads offer better performance than the galfer pads?