AbsoluteBlack Graphenpads Shimano Road / GRX Brake Pads with Fins

Brake pads are the single most important part of the bike, which determines how confidently you can descend. The key element to their optimum performance is to keep the temperature of the brake pads and the rotor as low as possible (ideally below 400C), especially on longer descends. The hotter the pads get, the faster they fade, which means they lose the ability to slow you down reliably when needed. Overheated pads lose braking consistency and behave differently each time you press the brake lever, which greatly diminishes your braking confidence, effectively making you ride much slower. This is why Shimano introduced cooling fins to disc pads in attempt to lower their operating temperature.

The ideal brake pad will have the same predictable braking power, initial braking bite and perfect modulation throughout a long descend. After 3 years of development, we believe that we have achieved just that with our GRAPHENpads®. The results of the machine tests and thermal imaging show that we were able to reduce disc pad and rotor temperature by up to 35% vs competitors and completely eliminate brake fading.

Rotors are heated repeatedly to high temperatures exceeding 500°C, increasing the danger of softening of the rotor materials by tempering. Temper softening causes increase of wear and warping of the rotor and leads to reduced brake performance. For this reason it is extremely important to evacuate heat from the rotor-pad interface as fast as possible.
SKU: IDISCPAD34
€40.90
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49.17 €
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AbsoluteBlack Graphenpads Shimano Road / GRX Brake Pads with Fins

FEATURES

- The first pads with compound containing Modified Graphene which greatly improves braking performance, durability and heat transfer to the rear plate
- Graphene coated back plate that generates much greater heat transfer from the friction material to the cooling fins
- Patented cooling fins with angular airflow for superior cooling.
- To date, GRAPHENpads are the only pads on the market that completely eliminate toxic copper, ahead of the new regulations.
- Extraordinary durability of brake pads and discs. According to AbsoluteBlack tests, a single set of pads lasted an average of 8000km on hilly terrain.
- Made in the EU

SPECS

- Use: Road, MTB
- Compound: Ceramic organic Performance friction compound containing graphene
- Support: Aluminum
- Cooling fins: Yes
- Complete with spring
- One pair

COMPATIBILITY

- DURA ACE (BR-R9270, BR-R9170)
- ULTEGRA (BR-R8170, BR-R8070)
- 105 (BR-R7170, BR-R7070)
- Tiagra (BR-4770)
- BR-RS805, BR-RS505, BR-RS405, BR-RS305, BR-U5000
- GRX (BR-RX810, BR-RX400)
- XTR Flat Mount (BR-M9100, BR-M9110)
- XT Flat Mount (BR-M8110)
- SLX Flat Mount (BR-M7110)
More Information
SKUIDISCPAD34
EAN (GTIN-13)5110846005260
ManufacturerAbsoluteBLACK
Pads CompoundOrganic
Cooling finsYes
Backing Plate MaterialAluminum
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