Brake Pad Selection Guide
The choice of brake pad type depends on vehicle type, riding conditions, and riding style. Here is a summary of the main pad material types, and some information to help you make a decision. Also remember that all Sixity brake pads include free shipping, a 100% fitment guarantee, and a 1-year limited warranty.
Sixity Brake Pad Performance Chart
brake pads are extremely quiet, and deliver exceptional braking performance over a wide range of driving conditions. The ceramic composite braking material provides extreme stopping power when "cold" – right out of the driveway, or "hot" – after miles of all-out mountain highway. The ceramic composite material is formed using high-strength ceramic fibers and non-ferrous metal filaments bonded at extremely high pressure and temperature. Ductile metal-filaments produce a friction material with moderate base CoF (coefficient of friction) for optimal initial "bite", while durable heat resistant ceramic fibers and polymeric binders reduce thermal pad decomposition and out-gassing that contribute to high temperature brake "fade." The non-ferrous metal filament matrix provides high thermal mass and ideal thermal conductivity to quickly conduct energy away from the pad-rotor interface for fast thermal recovery. Lower operating temperatures reduce rotor wear and risk of deformation or warping.
vibration damping ceramic composite virtually eliminates brake "grind" noise and pad "squeal."
Excellent cold morning braking performance
– no warm-up required as with carbon/graphite or hard sintered full-race ceramic pads.
progressive and controlled braking with exceptional lever response.
Fast thermal recovery
between high-energy stops with minimal high-temperature "brake fade" compared to organic or organic/Kevlar pads.
Increased rotor life
bonded ductile metal filament structure dramatically reduces rotor wear compared to sintered metal pads.
Long pad life
durable high-strength bonded ceramic-fiber structure increases pad life over organic or organic/Kevlar pads.
contains no ferrous (iron) compounds that can discolor matte/polished aluminum alloy or chrome-plated wheels.
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Semi-Metallic Kevlar Organic
brake pads are perfect where extremely smooth braking performance is desired. These bonded organic pads deliver solid braking performance under normal riding conditions. Semi-metallic organic brake pads are manufactured using high-strength polymer binders, Kevlar (aramid) fibers, non-asbestos organic materials and fine metallic particles to form a medium-hard matrix with high durability, good thermal-conductivity and excellent frictional characteristics.
Perfect for street or touring motorcycles
where exceptionally smooth, controlled braking is desired.
Great for bikes with polished or chrome-plated rotors
where minimal rotor wear is important.
Excellent for dirt-bike and off-road ATV/UTV
applications where operation in wet, muddy or sandy conditions makes frequent pad changes necessary.
and fine metallic particles increase pad life and braking power over full organic (gray) or carbon/graphite organic (gray-black) pads.
with cast iron, steel or stainless-steel rotors.
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Full-metallic HH Sintered Bronze
brake pads deliver exceptional braking performance under the most demanding conditions – from stunt or street-race riding, to extended high-speed highway or road-race driving. Sintered pads also perform exceptionally well in wet or muddy conditions, making them an excellent choice for off-road and MX (moto-cross) applications. Sintered bronze brake pads are manufactured using a high-pressure, high-temperature, pressed powdered-metal technology to produce a high density friction material with a high CoF (coefficient of friction) across the full range of operating temperatures. The non-ferrous metal filament matrix provides high thermal mass and ideal thermal conductivity to quickly conduct energy away from the pad-rotor interface for fast thermal recovery. Lower operating temperatures reduce rotor wear and risk of deformation or warping.
Excellent for hard riding
exceptional full “hard-stop” braking performance with smooth, progressive and controlled high-speed lever response.
Superior stopping power
compared to carbon organic, Kevlar™ organic, or semi-metallic organic pads.
Longer pad life
than organic, Kevlar™ organic, ceramic, or semi-metallic pads – stable sintered metal structure is impervious to softening and decomposition in wet conditions.
HH full-metallic sintered friction material
provides a high base coefficient of friction with little or no brake “fade” (reduction of braking force at high operating temperatures).
contains no ferrous (iron) compounds to minimize discoloration of matte/polished wheels.
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