Someone please give me a rundown of the pros and cons of different disc brake pad materials. Resin, organic, sintered, metallic, different backing plates, etc. There are a lot of choices, and I've never gotten my head around what different pads do differently.
Most brands I've looked at have either 2 or 3 options, resin, semi-metallic and metallic.
They're often called different things, resin and organic are the same, sintered and metallic are the same. And all are a little vague.
Resin/organic pads usually wear the fastest, stop the fastest, and are quietest.
Metallic/sintered pads wear slowly, stop ok, and howl like banshees in the wet.
Semis are somewhere in between.
As long as you choose a decent quality set in the material you want you should be fine. OEM, Swissstop, or Kool Stop off the top of my head.