I am researching for a new road bike for myself, trying to identify the must-haves from the nice-to-have features.
Disk/Disc brakes are on the must-have list, but the descriptions of brake pads are confusing.
Sintered: with metal in the pads, better in the wet and for heavier riders, and transits more heat than resin. Longer lasting
Resin or Organic: Non-metallic, porous, worse in water. Much better initial grab, quicker wearing
My question is: Are there any compelling downsides to running a sintered brake pad and a resin brake pad inside the same caliper/calliper?
- Resin pad will be worn out before the sintered one - so buy two sets of resin pads per set of sintered pads.