Shimano H03C Metallic Disc Brake Pad

Reboot your brakes.

Refresh your braking power with a new set of Shimano Saint/Zee (H03C) Metallic Disc Brake Pads, which feature aluminum cooling fins and a metal compound that provides reliable braking across wet and dry weather conditions. Each pad set includes two pads, a retraction spring, and a cotter pin for installation on one brake caliper.

  • Each package includes 2 brake pads
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Worth the higher price

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these on my shimano Zee brakes on my downhill bike and they are great. They are pretty quiet and grip hard. Installation was easy at home with a pink bike video .

Quite Nice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the go-to if you run 4-piston Shimano brakes and appreciate sintered metallic pads. They run cool enough, they last quite a while, and they bite good and hard.

STOP

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bedding in new pads when they are installed is a critical step. The process transfers a small amount of pad material to the rotor and preps the pad surface for real-world braking. Don’t skip this step.

Pros
-fade at a higher temperature than resin pads
-better performance in wet conditions
-last longer

Cons
-louder
-longer break-in time
-not as much initial bite
-heat is conducted through the caliper, not the rotor

Powerful

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These pads are super powerful with Shimano Saint brakes and the added fins help keep the brakes cool and silent.

Silent stoppers

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They're quiet, stop extremely well, and work great in every condition I've had them in. Only gripe is they are not cheap.