Friday, 11 April 2014

High performance mountain bike brake pads extreme testing - review

Placing a mountain bike brake pad under the blowtorch is not the most reasonable kind of test to check the quality and reliability, especially if you are not 100% sure of the results

Anyway, we placed a Shimano BR-M445, BR-M446 type mountain bike semi-metallic brake pads (with our SuperSpeed compound) under the butane blowtorch (1.430°C; 2.600°F) for more than 40 seconds, and the results were very impressive.

The bond between the friction material and the backplate survived the test, the friction material didn’t get any kind of fracture due to thermal expansion/distortion and the steel backplate ended without any deformation or bend after being exposed to a very high temperature.