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View Poll Results: Which brake pads are you running at the track?
Vesrah 7 19.44%
Carbone Lorraine 5 13.89%
SBS 3 8.33%
Galfer 1 2.78%
EBC 8 22.22%
O.E.M. 6 16.67%
Other 6 16.67%
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post #16 of 40 Old 07-18-2015, 06:24 AM
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Another vote for OEM pads from KHI! I get about a half season out of a set (only use half the pad on any brakes- too much heat transfer after that). Being sponsored by a dealer made them dirt cheap too.
I have said it here before: even after an 89 lap endurance race the brakes worked the same from lap 1 to lap 89. Took 8th overall and 3rd in class. Factory pads and rotors with Brembo MC and braided lines.

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Although I don't track I upgraded to the sbs racing road sintered (not street excel) and they are staggeringly good....way more power than std pads and the initial grab is superb unlike some race pads that require heat. Quite a bit noisier that the std pads though but I don't mind that
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Bendix MRR sintered race pads. So much better than EBC HH pads.
I use these as well. First time out 'bedding them in' the bite was staggering compared with my standard pads. I've just started doing trackdays and can't wait to see how they fair!!! OEM I found were 'limited' altho not bad.
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Anyone using Brembo brake pads?

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I had a problem with the fade on my ZX10 with the OEM pads and had to do the same thing (click the lever out a notch). I put the Carbone Lorraines on and the problem has gone away.
Disregard this post. I raced this weekend and had the same problem with the Carbone Lorraine pads. I'm thinking brake lines. Cody kicked my ass!
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I used to run EBC HH but I stopped using them due to brake fade issues under hard braking.

This year I switched over to Ferrodo STAC and so far I'm pleased with them. Braking much later than the EBC HH. I have been curious to try out the XRAC. Maybe next season.

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I haven't seen many run DP brakes. Anyone think they are any good?
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Disregard this post. I raced this weekend and had the same problem with the Carbone Lorraine pads. I'm thinking brake lines. Cody kicked my ass!
It was definitely the brake pads.

The ones I'm using this year are the EBC EPFA417/4HH. I use whatever I can get a good deal on. Haven't tried anything that was so awesome that it made me want to stick with them.
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Oh, I wasn't insinuating that the brake pads are WHY you kicked my ass! There were many reason Cody kicked my ass that weekend and brake pads weren't one of them. The primary reason is you are really good! BUT, if things go right we'll go a little earlier in the year, and again a little later in the year next year when it's not so hot. I'll try to be in a little better shape too so maybe I can turn the tables. Well, that is if you bump up to expert (you should). I will probably put on the white plate and ride around in the back of the pack. Won't be as much fun but it looks like I'm going to take 2nd overall 2 out of the 3 years I've raced so it's probably time. I also know I can make this new bike go a lot faster than I have been making it go up to this point.

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That weekend was really motivation for me to start working out. Those 20 minute sprints about killed me. I'm hoping to stay one more year as a novice as I'd like to compete in a full season, but we'll see how that goes.
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Currently running DP Sintered pads. Stop great and less noise than the EBC HH pads.
Yeah,the EBC HH pads I've been using for the past 2 years,/track seasons are somewhat noisy,but I got them for a reasonable price,in particular,the EPFA pads for the fronts.

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Has anyone else used the EBC GPFAX pads? I've been using them for a year or so now and I like them but I'd like to try the Versah SRJL XX's since a lot of people seem to use Versah. Since pads are $160 I figured I'd see if anyone else has tried both and can articulate how they differ in feel/performnce...
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Has anyone else used the EBC GPFAX pads? I've been using them for a year or so now and I like them but I'd like to try the Versah SRJL XX's since a lot of people seem to use Versah. Since pads are $160 I figured I'd see if anyone else has tried both and can articulate how they differ in feel/performnce...
I actually made that exact switch. I came off of the EBC GPFAX which was a great pad. Good stopping power and very progressive. They tend to wear out their useful life by 50% pad though. I got about 5 race weekends (20 races) out of them.

I made the switch to SRJL XX and the stopping power is insane. There is a HUGE initial bite though which caught me offguard. Now that I am used to it, it is not such a big deal but you do need to be especially careful to set the brake before braking hard. You do NOT want to stab at the brakes with these pads. To be honest, I am still wondering if my crash last year in the wet was due to me being too aggressive with my initial lever pull in the wet. I can't say for certain either way.

The feedback is a little more intense with the Vesrah pads, likely due to the harder compound. Again, it is just a matter of being accustomed to how they feel.

Both are great pads. The EBC is more progressive with the initial bite but a little less stopping power (very minor, still one of the best stopping brake pads I have used). Vesrah huge initial bite and tremendous stopping power.
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I actually made that exact switch. I came off of the EBC GPFAX which was a great pad. Good stopping power and very progressive. They tend to wear out their useful life by 50% pad though. I got about 5 race weekends (20 races) out of them.

I made the switch to SRJL XX and the stopping power is insane. There is a HUGE initial bite though which caught me offguard. Now that I am used to it, it is not such a big deal but you do need to be especially careful to set the brake before braking hard. You do NOT want to stab at the brakes with these pads. To be honest, I am still wondering if my crash last year in the wet was due to me being too aggressive with my initial lever pull in the wet. I can't say for certain either way.

The feedback is a little more intense with the Vesrah pads, likely due to the harder compound. Again, it is just a matter of being accustomed to how they feel.

Both are great pads. The EBC is more progressive with the initial bite but a little less stopping power (very minor, still one of the best stopping brake pads I have used). Vesrah huge initial bite and tremendous stopping power.
Awesome, thanks for the info!
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