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Just spent €180 on a full set of Brembo pads, should I have gone for the EBCs? Are they worth it?:confused:
 

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well, if you break them then I'd say you wasted your money anyways :p

srsly, stopping is good. The Brembo pads are good and designed to use w/ the calipers. However, I've always been a fan of the SBS and Vesrah pads
 

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Brake. Nothing else to add. You're welcome.
 

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The EBC's have had some bad reviews on here. Shite, destroying disks, that sort of thing. I had a qawp at the Bembo pads on mine the other week to find they've not lasted that great and so had a look a around for when I need them. For what they are, I couldn't believe the price.
 

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I use these SBS Street Excel Sinter and so do the Dunlop brothers in road racing, good enough for me, they are an excellent pad and very well priced, i would not use anything else now TBH

Also if you register on the UK Gixxer forum a guy called Jonny Annet from Northern Ireland stocks them and will give you a 10% discount of you mention the Gixxer forum.

I paid under £40 for a set for my MV
 

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I don't use the brembo's any more they wear down your disc and don't feel fine.
I use the SBS something with 841 in, they tear down fast but they have the power you need to outbreak anyone that isn't on a wsbk or motogp replica
 

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Find ferodo (sinter race ) excellent but hard to source , got a set of the sbs sinter race to try so good to hear good feedback on the sbs - cheap too by comparison - under £50 on the bay (£100 for the ferodos)
 

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The vesrah's seem fine also but never used them must admit. Hard to find here, think there's a dutch import fella, must hop over the border to find out.
 

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Pads are like tyres everyone finds what they like and swear by them, me I like Bendix pads the best but I seriously agree with tripleracer ebc are utter shite! I won't even run them on a road bike let alone track.
 

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Brembo Z04, the one and only brakepad for this bike if you are on track. Unless you've installed CMC rotors then other pads are needed.
The brembo pads cost quite a lot though, but WSBK teams use only 4 pairs a season so that sould give some indication. On the road they take too long to warm up so are a no go.
The standard pads are okay.
EBC pads leave a lot of dust flying around. Never liked them and even on cars i will not use them.
 

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Are they worth it?
I doubt it :rolleyes:


Manufacturing costs = £60
Added costs incurred because they fit a niche market bike £120 :D
 

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Pads are like tyres everyone finds what they like and swear by them, me I like Bendix pads the best but I seriously agree with tripleracer ebc are utter shite! I won't even run them on a road bike let alone track.
+1, Bendix race pads are very very good and i tried quite a few, not sure about their road pads to be honest.
 

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Well there are not so many brake pad manufacturers around the world. So chances are your Bendix is actually something else. Lots of small companys that try to make a living by rebranding.
 

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This is some info from the guy i buy my SBS pads from, these are Irish road racing boys that really know their shit, i have used brembo/bendix etc etc and have found the SBS pad to be a far superior pad and under £50 for the Street Excel sintered which a lot of the irish road racers are using as opposed to the race pads.




"Trackdays are always hard on brake pads. If your thinking they'll be needing changed soon, you'd be best changing them before the trackday.

The standard Suzuki brake pads are very good, but I'd recommend running a set of SBS. We specialise in motorcycle brakes and have spent a lot of time testing different brands, compounds etc back to back with top racers and have a good knowledge of what works and what doesn't!

If it's just the odd trackday I'd recommend going with SBS Street Excel Sinter, these are their standard sinter pad. They are fantastic and work really well on the road and on track. We are actually supplying these exact pads to William Dunlop for his Suzuki GSXR1000 Superstock bike for racing this year. They bed in easily, work from cold and don't give any brake fade. We've also found that these pads work as well most other brands 'race' pads.

If it's a solely track bike, I'd say go with something like the SBS race sinter. These pads work really well, they don't need to have any heat to work and give an unbelievable bite. I actually had a guy who was a carbonne lorraine man and I put a set of the SBS Race Sinter pads in and he was shocked by how much better they were. This was on a Kawasaki ZX6R race bike.

Then if your racing you can go for the SBS Dual Carbon, which without question, are the probably the best brake pads on the market. The dual carbon pads need a bit of heat in them to work, just simply pump the lever a few times leaving pit lane and then you have an unbelieveable brake. These are for race use only though!

I've had a lot of customers who have used other brands of pads, carbonne lorraine, brembo, performance friction, bendix etc and have changed to SBS pads and have been more than shocked by the difference in performance and how much better they are.

If you want to drop me a PM, I'll send you the prices and we do discount for Forum members.

Cheers
Jonny

All i can say at that price what do you have to lose:)
 

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Busy preping my bike for francorchamps, next set of 841's goes onboard.
74€ for a pair, not that expensive.

Must go after new discs by the end of this year, hope I get 30000km or more on board this year.
almost hitting the low thickness level.
 
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