Durable with great bite
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If you've done much riding in the Smoky Mountains, you know that not only are the roads steep but that they also can have some pretty sharp turns in them with very little room to bail.
I do a lot of mixed surface riding, so my rotors and pads often get coated with gravel dust and all kinds of weird road grime. With that in mind, I needed a brakes with some serious bite. Pairing metal pads, hydro calipers, and 160mm rotors has saved my skin more than a handful of times. These pads last substantially longer than resin pads at the cost of being marginally more abrasive on rotors & slightly louder when in use - fair trade when it comes to needing to stop.