Sram Guide Aluminium Disc Brake Pads
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Pros & ConsPros & Cons
- Due to the aluminium backplate, these brake pads are more heat resistant than organic brake pads with a steel backplate.
- The brake pads are easy to dose and quick to engage.
- If you are going to make really long descents, these brake pads can lose braking power because of the heat that comes from braking.
- These pads wear out faster than harder pads.
|Bike Type||Mountain bike|
|Number of brake pads||1 Pair|
|Suitable for||SRAM B|
The Sram Guide Aluminium are brake pads with an organic compound, placed on an aluminium backplate. Organic brake pads consist of soft materials. That ensures these brake pads provide excellent dosage and stopping power. The soft compound allows this brake pad to react faster. Aside from that, the organic compound also reduces the noise these brake pads make when used.
These brake pads sit on an aluminium backplate, which greatly improves heat dissipation. Organic brake pads are less suited for high temperatures than Semi-Metallic brake pads. The aluminium backplate however improves this quality a lot. That makes these brake pads excellent for use in flat or hilly regions.
If you mostly use your bike during summer and in flat or hilly terrain, these organic brake pads are a great choice. If you are more of a winter cyclist however, or do you cycle in mountainous terrain, you’re better off with Semi-Metallic brake pads.
Manufacturers use different sizes & fits. Make sure if the shape of the brake pad in the image corresponds with your current brake pad. Not sure what shape you have, scroll down to the bottom of this page. There, you’ll find which brake pad is suited for which type of brake.