I’ve sort of weened myself away from bike forums. Singletrackworld is an example of this. There seems to me to always be a clique that forms and it’s so easy for opinion to become “fact” or “truth”. From a philosophical point of view truth is a very interesting subject but probably a bit off topic for here.
Anyway, I expect you’re wondering what this has to do with brake pads. Well. a recent thread caught my eye and amongst other things it was having a pop at Superstar components customer service. Now, I can’t actually comment on SCs customer service as I’ve never had to use it. All I can offer my opinion on is the brake pads that I have used.
The sintered pads that SC sell current weigh in at £28.99 for 4 sets. The interesting thing about this is that the 4 sets can be made up of any type of pads. Hence now that I’ve managed to consolidate to XT type and M4 type I can grab myself 2 sets of each under the same deal.
I’ve been running these pads for most of the year and I’ve found this compound to be reliable and long wearing, offering a good degree of “feel” and stopping power. Lee also runs these pads and backs up my experiences of them so I feel justified in offering my opinion to you, the reader!!
I should also add the Lee’s experience of the semi metallic/organic pad isn’t the same so don’t be tempted by the lower price. That’s based on riding round the Surrey hills.