XTR race disc brake pads

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lowpsihighspeed
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by lowpsihighspeed

Been a while since I built me up a race rig.. What pads do I want, resin or metal? I prefer quiet braking.
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Mads Kock
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by Mads Kock

Resin is more quitet but wares faster :-)

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skywalker268
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by skywalker268

resin is quieter, metal is slightly more grabby and lasts longer.

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by bm0p700f

If your are racing in muddy conditions then don't use resin pads, you could trash the pads in one race.

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by jonnyBgood

With all of that said I have seen many use Resin and Metal pads.

One on each side so you get the best of both.

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