Replacement disc brake pads for Avid BB5 brakes
- Avid BB5
Available in semi-metallic compound
Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
Semi-metallic brake pads are an all-round solution for most common conditions, where brakes are not getting extremely hot. They work best for dirt jumping, cross country and lighter enduro rides with shorter downhill segments. They'll even be more than capable for downhill riders who aren't standing on the brakes all the way down, or for lighter riders.
With a high percentage of iron and copper added to the resin in the compound, semi-metallic pads offer a longer life and more heat resistance compared to organic disc brake pads. The metal compounds add longevity and the resin allows for the pad to have high friction against the brake rotor right away.
Because of this, you'll notice semi-metallic brake pads have a stronger initial bite when you begin to pull the brake lever. If you prefer your brakes to grab and feel strong from the start, semi-metallic pads should be your first choice.
|SEMI-METALLIC PAD PROS||SEMI-METALLIC PAD CONS|
|- Great initial bite||- Wears faster than sintered|
|- Easy to break-in||- Not ideal for adverse conditions (wet, mud, etc.)|
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