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RWD Sintered Disc Pads - R008  £13.00

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RWD Sintered Disc Pads - R008

R008 Sintered Disc Brake Pads (Pair) - Replacement Spare Parts

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For more years than you would care to imagine RWD have been engineering performance braking components, cutting their teeth in motorsport. RWD specialise in friction development and constantly strive to innovate, pushing the boundaries on performance standards in a pursuit of continued excellence.

RWD's product design & development unfolds in the Yorkshire Dales in Northern England. They spend countless hours perfecting our products on the very trails that you will be using them. Testing takes place all over the world by real testers, using real bikes in real weather.

RWD's approach to product development gives us the peace of mind that we produce the finest products available so you can be confident that you cannot find better.

Disc Brake Pad Friction Material Formulations

We have spent a great deal of time developing the materials used in our disc brake pad range. We select only the most suitable materials that deliver the consistency, power, and performance that is not only expected but demanded.

Organic pads

Our Organic pads are designed to operate in everyday conditions, offering a great mix of longevity and bite.

Sintered pads

For wetter rides, especially in gritty and harsh environments, we have developed a sintered metal compound. With fantastic performance and great life expectancy, it’s our pad of choice.


First things first - why do we have different material formulations?

The answer is quite simple, one material cannot cope with the wide variety of conditions that you will experience whilst riding. As a brief summary, Organic friction material is the preferred choice for summer, suited to cross country and leisure riding. it has a consistent performance across a wide operating range but is not generally suited to wet and/or harsh environments. Sintered metal material is a higher friction compound - perfect for demanding trail riding and a good choice for downhill. It works best with some heat in the system and revels in wet and gritty conditions. To learn more about each material click on the tabs above.

With a vast array of friction products available you may have come across other formulations such as semi-metallic, kevlar or even dual compound pads amongst other. We routinely test and compare a wide range of alternative materials and will only bring to market formulations that meet our exacting standards. Don't believe claims about extra long life or that "this material is the best of all worlds". Different conditions or even riding styles require different friction materials. Once fitted to a bike, each individual pad faces a unique life and longevity is hugely dependent on a number of circumstances, such as bedding in procedure, riding environment, cleaning routine etc.

Organic Friction Material

RWD Organic brake pads offer a consistent level of friction whilst being relatively low-wearing on the disc. The medium density and comprehensibility properties of this material mean that the pad has an excellent level of modulation and control. Organic disc brake pads demonstrate good cold performance, offering consistent "bite" from the outset. The green performance (from new) is equally as consistent with the pads bedding to the disc surface with relative ease and speed.

This material will perform equally and consistently in all conditions but due to the softer compound will be subject to an increased wear rate when used in sandy and/or wet environments.

Sintered Metal Friction Material

Sintered brake pads offer a stronger initial "bite" with a higher mean friction level than the Organic material. This improved level of performance is due to the inclusion of copper fibers within the friction material mixture and ensures that RWD sintered disc brake pads are amongst the highest performing available anywhere today. The Sintered formulation has a higher density and lower comprehensibility than its Organic equivalent, which makes it a very hard compound. Due to its hardness a Sintered pad has a longer lifespan than an Organic pad making this the best value for money option.

The performance of RWD Sintered pads remains consistent in wet conditions and due to the hardness of the material these pads are also very well suited to sandy trail center riding. The higher friction level and wider operating temperature range also make this material a very good candidate for downhill riding.

*Please be advised that some discs are unhardened and therefore only suitable for use with softer organic formulations. If your disc is marked 'Resin pads only' then you should opt for RWD Organic disc brake pads. This will safeguard from scoring and premature wear of the disc when coupled with a harder or sintered brake pad.

RWD | Race Winning Designs

For more years than we would care to admit, we have been engineering performance braking components. We cut our teeth in motorsport, delivering braking products that repeatedly racked up international victories.

We specialise in friction material development, striving to innovate and push the boundries on performance standards in a continued pursuit of excellence.

All of our development takes place in the stunning orkshire Dales, England. We spend countless hours perfecting our materials on the very trails that you will be using them. Testing takes place all over the world by real riders using real bikes in real weather. We firmly beleive that you cannot find a better disc brake pad for your bike.

Our combined knowledge and experience in the heavy vehicle and motorsport brake friction industry gives us an enviable insight into the world of braking. So, if you can keep it upright, we can make it stop – with a controlled and reassuring delivery of effort.

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