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Brake pads

Discussion in 'General' started by SteveH, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. SteveH

    SteveH

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    Hi all,

    Just wandering if anyone has changed/uprated their brake pads at all and if so what are they currently using or recommend??

    Got a birthday and Christmas coming up, so whacking together a list of stuff I need for the bike that isn't silly money and I might actually get as a present. If I don't tell them what I want I'll only end up with a load of old tat I'll never use ;)

    So far on the list is,

    New chain and sprockets (Renthal Ultralight sprockets and Tsubaki chain.
    Pro-Bolts titanium unsprung weight kit (titanium)
    Brake pads (type yet to be decided)

    Still looking for lots of other stuff to though!

    Cheers

    Steve
     
  2. Anonymous

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    I’ve changed my brake pads twice and I’ve stuck with OEM as I reckoned Triumph’s R&D department spent a few quid on getting just right. :D

    I spent a long time pondering over which brand to go for but I decided to pay the extra and get the originals…

    EBC was in the running but most articles I read suggested there would be extra disk wear n tear amongst other things…
     
  3. SteveH

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    I was thinking along the same lines until I started reading up about sintered pads mate, and now I'm mostly confused about the issue :S

    More reading required I'm thinking

    Steve
     
  4. Anonymous

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    God luck with the reading as the more you know, the more you know :)

    What swung me to stick with the originals is that nearly every magazine tester raves about the braking ability of the 675 and where they have a whinge about other items, the brakes are praised.
     
  5. D41

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    EBC aftermarket pads are about as good as you can get, defo a lot cheaper than "Triumph" pads....
    Get the 'non-sintered' pads & they will be fine -'sintered' pads are geared more towards track riding...they WILL slow the bike more efficiently than 'non-sintered' pads, but at the cost of increased wear on the brake rotors...unfortunately, you can't have it both ways!!
     

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