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    Default Mixed Brake Pads (resin/metallic)

    So this morning I was procrastinating pretty hard on youtube and came across this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb6IC1_6A10 by Alex Chamberlin. In this vid one of his pro tips (Hack 3, 1:42min) is to run a mixture of metallic and resin brake pads in each caliper to get good power and modulation.

    I can see that you would burn through the resin pad way quicker and possibly get uneven wear on your rotor but found it an interesting idea. I was just wondering if anyone has tried this before with good results, or would or the extra maintenance outweigh the benefits?
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    Just run a semi-metallic

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    The pros probably change brake pads before every race... so I wouldn't say all pro tips apply to us.

    Just run metallic in front and organic out back; best of both worlds.

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    If you want power and modulation just run metal; they are better than resin on both aspects. Resin give more initial bite, especially when cold, at the expense of modulation.
    Just ride the bloody thing and enjoy yourself!

    I build wheels... :wink:

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