Organic Friction Material
RWD Organic brake pads offer a consistent level of friction whilst being relatively low-wearing on the disc. The medium density and compressibility properties of this material mean that the pad has an excellent level of modulation and control. Organic disc brake pads demonstrate good cold performance, offering consistent “bite” from the outset. The green performance (from new) is equally as consistent with the pads bedding to the disc surface with relative ease and speed.
This material will perform equally and consistently in all conditions but due to the softer compound will be subject to an increased wear rate when used in sandy and/or wet environments.
Sintered Metal Friction Material
Sintered brake pads offer a stronger initial “bite” with a higher mean friction level than the Organic material. This improved level of performance is due to the inclusion of copper fibres within the friction material mixture and ensures that RWD sintered disc brake pads are amongst the highest performing available anywhere today. The Sintered formulation has a higher density and lower compressibility than its Organic equivalent, which makes it a very hard compound. Due to its hardness a Sintered pad has a longer lifespan than an Organic pad making this the best value for money option.
The performance of RWD Sintered pads remains consistent in wet conditions and due to the hardness of the material these pads are also very well suited to sandy trail centre riding. The higher friction level and wider operating temperature range also make this material a very good candidate for downhill riding.
*Please be advised that some discs are unhardened and therfore only suitable for use with softer organic formulations. If your disc is marked ‘Resin pads only’ then you should opt for RWD Organic disc brake pads. This will safeguard from scoring and premature wear of the disc when coupled with a harder or sintered brake pad.