If you notice a drop in performance during your braking, significant wear or the presence of grease or oil on the lining, changing the brake pads is inevitable. The quality of your braking and your safety depend on it.

Before proceeding with the replacement, note the reference of your brakes to ensure that you use compatible BLACK RIDER pads.


Reminder: different types of pads can be adapted to each brake model.

Pads are made up of two elements: the lining and the support.

The support

It ensures the evacuation of heat, limiting the rise in temperature of the brake fluid and the disc. Most brackets are made from steel, but you can find some made from aluminum. The latter has greater heat dissipation capabilities than steel.

The garnish

The choice of a wafer is mainly based on the filling. There are 4 types:
  • Organic (also called resin ) : organic pads are the most widespread, they have the advantage of having very good braking efficiency from the first turns of the wheel (therefore when cold) and a relatively affordable price. However, they will tend to wear out more quickly and will be quite sensitive to the rise in temperature as well as to mud.

  • Organic + : BLACK RIDER EXCLUSIVE : We developed this trim by modifying the composition of the "standard" organic brake pads. Our compound dramatically improves its durability and hot stopping power. This new mixture also convinces with optimal modulation, above-average braking performance and extremely low noise – all at an attractive price! Hit: "progressive" .

    • Semi-metallic : They are the perfect union between the organic and the metallic. Works both cold and hot in all weather conditions, while reducing braking noise. Developed a so-called "aggressive" riding style. Ideal for competitors. Touch: "on-off" .
      • Ceramic : Ceramic brake pads are composed of the semi-metallic lining plus sintered ceramic within the lining, in order to dissipate maximum heat and reduce noise. This way you will preserve the temperature of your brake fluid and your disc! This performance gain implies a slightly higher price. Hit: "progressive" .

      • Metallic : Due to the extreme resistance to temperature rise and the absence of noise of our "Ceramic" pads, we have decided to no longer produce "Sintered Metal" pads .


          Reminder: when you change the type of lining on your brakes, you are strongly advised to replace both the disc and the pads. (Ex. if you had metallic pads and you switch to semi-metallic pads).

          Hikes, long outings

          During rides, you may have long descents that heat up your brakes. To compensate for temperature rises, we advise you to choose the ceramic trim.


          During competitions, braking is extremely important. It helps you to brake as late as possible and to position yourself well in order to optimize the trajectory. Late braking means responsive touchdown even when cold. Your choice will be semi-metallic or organic + trim.

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