User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Shimano M525/M515 pads

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    27,482
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Shimano M525/M515 pads

    I’ve been doing some reading of Shimano M525/M515 compatible brake pads for our new tandem. These are for TRP/Spyre brakes and uuuuge 203mm rotors.

    Obviiously, front brake will get a workout doing nose wheelies and such.

    What do you like?
    Last edited by Too Tall; 09-15-2021 at 10:08 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    9,322
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    I am partial to Swissstop (never know how many 's' to put) and Galfer.
    --
    T h o m a s

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    27,482
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    I am partial to Swissstop (never know how many 's' to put) and Galfer.
    Thanks, Swissstop was one of the first I looked at. Never heard of Galfer, I'll check that out.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Lanesborough, MA
    Posts
    2,558
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    All 3 of my disc-brake mountain bikes use that B-series pad. It makes the spare parts logistics easier. I admit I find the stock B01S pad perfectly adequate. I'm currently getting good use and surprising longevity from a pair of Kool-Stops. But I'm intrigued by the Galfer E-Bike option, the purple one.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Posts
    725
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    I've been impressed with disc brake pads from DiscoBrakes.

    They seem to outperform the stock pads on multiple bikes.

    https://www.discobrakes.com/

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Hillsdale NY
    Posts
    20,401
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    What are the Galfer bicycle brake pads made out of? Are they sintered or semi-metallic, or are they resin? I can't locate a description of the bike brake pads.
    Jorn Ake
    poet

    Flickr
    Books

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SC PA
    Posts
    963
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Tandem? What are you getting/did you get?


    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    I’ve been doing some reading of Shimano M525/M515 compatible brake pads for our new tandem. These are for TRP/Spyre brakes and uuuuge 203mm rotors.

    Obviiously, front brake will get a workout doing nose wheelies and such.

    What do you like?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    9,322
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    What are the Galfer bicycle brake pads made out of? Are they sintered or semi-metallic, or are they resin? I can't locate a description of the bike brake pads.
    Most are organic / semi-metallic. Only their pads for bike trial are sintered.


    https://galfer.eu/bike/brake-pad-comparison/

    They have decades of experience in the moto industry and automotive and only do rotors and pads. I don't remember which color I have mounted on the formula cura of my trail bike right now but I observe less brake fade than the oem.
    Last edited by sk_tle; 09-16-2021 at 01:07 AM.
    --
    T h o m a s

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    27,482
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Quote Originally Posted by JoB View Post
    Tandem? What are you getting/did you get?
    Custom (of course) Co-Motion Steelhead. Fits 45c tires and it's white because that shows the dirt better.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Hillsdale NY
    Posts
    20,401
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Custom (of course) Co-Motion Steelhead. Fits 45c tires and it's white because that shows the dirt better.
    Nice!

    Di2?
    Jorn Ake
    poet

    Flickr
    Books

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    27,482
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Nice!

    Di2?
    Not a chance. Mechanical Ultegra, mechanical disk brakes and some really sexy one off carbon tandem cranks because the industry hates giant people.

    The bike is nearly done. I built it most of the way and ran out of time so gave it to good man Tommy Barse (Cutlass Velo) who is the only person in our solar system I'd let mess with my stuff...well I have to say Justin Bagnati is another but that drive into Greenwich always makes me feel shabby ;)
    Last edited by Too Tall; 09-16-2021 at 12:28 PM.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SC PA
    Posts
    963
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Custom (of course) Co-Motion Steelhead. Fits 45c tires and it's white because that shows the dirt better.
    oh nice. First tandem I ever swung a leg over was the Big Al... at the Tandemo nerdfest;-)
    Good friends just picked up a Mocha from Mt. Airy. Looks sweet.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    27,482
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Shimano M525/M515 pads

    Quote Originally Posted by JoB View Post
    oh nice. First tandem I ever swung a leg over was the Big Al... at the Tandemo nerdfest;-)
    Good friends just picked up a Mocha from Mt. Airy. Looks sweet.
    Steel tandems are the B O M B for larger sizes. I've worked on many many older Santanas that are incredibly well designed and cheap as chips used. I'll put you and the wife on our steel Co-Motion (2001), it will fit you both for giggles. Neat bike, it took us across the USA in 23 days, won a few road races and many TTs and Paris > Brest > Paris in (hhmmmm) 69 hrs.? That one hurt.

    The new sled I expect to be even better, we on the other hand not so much. Looking forward to the big tires and gobstomper brakes for hitting the dirt roads in VA and PA.
    Last edited by Too Tall; 09-16-2021 at 02:22 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Shimano XTR 9000 Brake Pads
    By joosttx in forum VSalon Pro-Bicycle Tech
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-11-2016, 05:22 PM
  2. brake pads for Shimano carbon rims
    By Christian Fox in forum VSalon Pro-Bicycle Tech
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-25-2013, 12:40 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •