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Why listen to me when you can read this page :

http://www.apracing.com/info/info.asp?s ... istics_105

I was daily driving the Mintex M1166 pads for a long time as was my girl friend. They are awesome pads. It is good to know that some other pads are even more awesome :-) They were only noisy when cold or when driven softly for too long. When hot they were quiet and lovely.

Note : No toy EBC pads listed!

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I don't know why I hate EBC products so much. Maybe it's the poor service and advice I got at the Auckland distributor? Perhaps it's the mediocre performance? Either way, you'll never find them rubbing on my rotors!

The rest of their technical sections were excellent too, but there is no point linking them here. I'll cache the information in that table in case some of them cease to be current in the future. eg Mintex M1144,M1155,M1177 are not listed there for some reason (M1177 is mentioned somewhere else in their tech though) Perhaps they are being faded out.

APs policy : "AP Racing policy is to offer a range of the best friction materials currently available from whatever source."

Nice! Now that I can respect.

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As at 1st June 2008 :

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http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/tech_ ... pers.shtml

I was going to put up the "warped rotors" article as it is very good, but Alex linked the whole set so there you go, another excellent resource. Between them there is little need to look elsewhere really.

Motul RBF 600 is cheap enough in NZ so I use that and it's about 3rd on the list of fluids, so it's hard to argue with using it.

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A couple of people complained that various pads were missing from the test. If you know of something worthy (no, not EBC etc) please put it in the comments thread here :

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=99

And I'll add them to the list below :


EBC, Performance Friction, etc are also missing, but are apparently primarily aimed at road use when the article is not intended to aid road users...

AP Racing are a British company and both PF and Hawk are American which is probably why they haven't been tested.

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http://www.carbonelorraine-moto.com/e_m ... rittes.htm

I know some Dutch guys that swear by these. Certainly the blurb sounds good and the website sucks, two qualities that could mean serious. Just adding them in as a reference.

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