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    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?
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    I am partial to Swissstop (never know how many 's' to put) and Galfer.
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    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.

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    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.

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

    They seem to outperform the stock pads on multiple bikes.

    https://www.discobrakes.com/

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    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.
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    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?

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    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.
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    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.

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    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!

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    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 ;)
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