Re: Which Brake Pads do I get?
Don't ceramics brake pads also leave less brake dust on the rim?SFCMcGan said:Truthfully.. there are basically 3 types of brake pads for a motorcycle.. Organic (cheapest), Ceramic and Sintered(most expensive)
Organic usually are the OEM or factory brakes because they are the cheapest. The do wear slightly faster, but are usually quiet(less Squeak). But also don't have great wet stopping characteristics. These tend to fade much more rapidly than the other 2.
Ceramic are considered the best for motorcycles due to the rapid heat dissipation and high wear longevity, and don't wear on the rotor as much as the Sintered. They tend not to squeal nearly as much as Sintered ones, and have the best wet stopping properties. Tend not to Fade as much as organic ones.
Sintered have the best wear and heat dissipation, but are hardest on rotors basically it's metal on metal. thats not saying they are destroying your rotors. These also don't have great wet stopping characteristcs, and tend not to Fade as much.