Which bicycle brake pad is best?

by Galfer USA

When you’re going fast, you need to brake even faster. Whether you’re lapping shuttles as a weekend warrior, or going for strava KOM’s on the daily, it’s critical that you find a brake pad that works best for you. 

Galfer USA has over 65 years in friction material research, so we know a thing or two about brake compounds. We offer various different brake compounds for various road and mountain bike options. 

WHAT IS A BRAKE COMPOUND?

A brake pad compound is the itchy-scratchy side of your brake pad that makes contact with your brake rotor. The compound itself is made of various materials that are tested for different applications and are made for different types of braking. However, with so many different compounds available on the market, it can be tricky to decide which brake pad compound you need. 

STANDARD BRAKE PAD

Galfer USA’s Standard bicycle brake pad is an Organic Semi-Metallic pad designed for everyday use. 

  • General OEM replacement, with better performance than most OEM pads.
  • Great all-around performance in both wet and dry conditions.
  • Progressive braking feel.
  • Designed for recreational, beginner or intermediate riders.
  • Little to no noise.
  • Softer compound increases pad life.

Galfer USA offers Standard Organic Semi-Metallic brake pads for a wide variety of  road, trials, and mountain bike brake manufacturers. Look for the part number 1053 to distinguish our STANDARD pad. You can find our Standard brake pads for your bike on our website at GalferUSA.com by using our parts finder.


PRO BRAKE PAD

Galfer USA’s Pro Brake pad is an Organic Semi-Metallic brake pad that offers a major braking power upgrade over most brake pad compounds. 

 

  • Powerful braking performance.
  • Little to no brake fade.
  • Aggressive, bitey feel.
  • Designed for intermediate or advanced riders, racers etc.
  • Suggested for Wet, Dusty, Loose, or challenging terrain.

 

Galfer USA offers Pro Organic Semi-Metallic brake pads for a large spectrum of road, trials, and mountain bike brake manufacturers. Look for the part number 1554T to distinguish the PRO brake pad. You can find our Pro brake pads for your bike on our website at GalferUSA.com by using our parts finder. 

WHAT BRAKE PADS ARE RIGHT FOR ME?

Brake pad compounds depend entirely on your riding style and level. 

If you are looking for smooth, proggressive braking for casual riding or light trail riding, give the Standard pad a try.

If you are in need of an aggressive, powerful brake pad for higher level riding or racing, the Pro brake pad is definitely the way to go.

 

If you have any questions about brake pads and brake pad compounds, feel free to contact a GalferUSA brake system specialist.