Ceramic carbon front brake pads

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Ceramic carbon front brake pads

Postby fleegal » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:11 pm

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Postby Plipton » Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:14 pm

Any idea how these compare to standard pads?

Do they need to be warmed up before they work (i.e. track-day-only use)?

How fast will they wear the disks?

What's the 'feel' like?

If they're any good I'll probably get a set

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Postby fleegal » Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:22 pm

Not sure how they are but i was thinking of getting a set as i intend on doing a few track-days next year.
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Postby Plipton » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:42 pm

I've emailed them. Might be worth searching on t'interweb for reviews??

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Postby Gregz » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:00 pm

Fleegal,

I would reccommend you to go to your track day/s and use your current pads. If you find you are riding that hard that you need to brake significantly and then feel that you are getting fade from the pads - then buy these.

I ride reasonably well... and have never 'needed' to change pads to sports or other.

Personally, with the SD engine braking and my self awareness of mortality and family dependancies I use road pads as they work better cold and I never get them hot enough anyway (racetrack or road).

Regardless, if you want to feel cool about your pads and brag... buy away! (Just make sure you warm them up before expecting them to perform).
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Postby fleegal » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:06 pm

I was not intending to brag about the fact that i need different pads to everybody else. I was just intending to supply people who might be interested places to get spares at lower prices than KTM list, such as brake levers from Yam R1 or Ducati 999.
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Postby Plipton » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:12 pm

plipton wrote:I've emailed them. Might be worth searching on t'interweb for reviews??


Well, the bloke got back to me today about the ceramic carbon brake pads

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This is what he says......

Item: Front Brake Pads for KTM SM950 Supermoto 990 Superduke (270066424483)
This message was sent while the listing was active.
ju.billy is the seller.

Hi, They are as good as you will find anywhere they do not wear out the discs or distort they are great road pads and i have used them on the odd trackday and they were great. these are a standard replacement pad just a little cheaper than the o.e and ebc.. regards,Bill.


Well, there you have it. You pays yer money and you takes yer choice. These pads are most likely every bit as good as OE and cheaper to boot.
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Postby rigga » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:07 pm

plipton wrote:
This is what he says......

Item: Front Brake Pads for KTM SM950 Supermoto 990 Superduke (270066424483)
This message was sent while the listing was active.
ju.billy is the seller.

Hi, They are as good as you will find anywhere they do not wear out the discs or distort they are great road pads and i have used them on the odd trackday and they were great. these are a standard replacement pad just a little cheaper than the o.e and ebc.. regards,Bill.


Well, there you have it. You pays yer money and you takes yer choice. These pads are most likely every bit as good as OE and cheaper to boot.


Hardley likely to say they are crap though is he? :wink:

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Postby twinshack » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:31 pm

Gold Fren don't have a great reputation when it comes to competition pads. Ceramic pads are very much 'road' orientated pads.

If I was doing track days I would tend to go for SBS Dual Carbon pads. These take a while to warm up but offer absolutely superb braking feel and performance, in addition to good wear characteristics. We used these on our racebike last year (Buell XB12 fitted with Yamaha R1 forks/brakes) and can thouroughly recommend them.

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Postby RhinosoRoss » Sat May 19, 2007 8:02 pm

So, did anyone try them?
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EBC HH

Postby tjr58 » Sun May 27, 2007 4:59 am

I think that there is no better street pad than the EBC HH. You don't have to dive deep into corners and be reckless to appreciate these pads. They require less pressure at the lever and modulate extremely well. The difference in friction is very noticeable. The stock brakes are great. You will just think that they are greater with the EBC's


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