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Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad

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Shimano G01A Disc Brake Pad

Non-finned (non-Ice-Tech) replacement Shimano brake pads for the newer style (2012 and newer) Shimano disc brakes.

Serving as great replacement pads after you've worn the originals, these give up a little bit of brake-cooling for a much lower price. While these are more than adequate for most riders, serious downhillers on long and fast descents require the finned Shimano Ice-Tech pads.

G01A

  • Resin pad with Aluminum backplate
  • Fits XTR BR-M985, XT BR-M785, SLX BR-M675/666, BR-R785, Alfine BR-S700, Cyclocross BR-CX75 & Road BR-R515 calipers
  • Resin pad with low noise and excellent power modulation
  • Includes spring
  • Qty "1" is one set of pads, enough for one caliper
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Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

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    4.0

    Bargain deal for pads

    By John

    from San Jose CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

    Easy to install. Great price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Good Alternative to Finned Pads

    By mtnbikej

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight
    • Price

    Cons

    • Durability

    Best Uses

    • BMX
    • Casual Riding
    • Mountain Biking
    • Racing
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

    Been running these pads for several years.

    Once the stock finned pads wore out, found these to be a much better value.

    Like the silence of the Resin pads.

    Not sure the Finned pads were worth the extra expense, especially on a XC rig.

    Cheap as they are, I do find that they don't last very long. Seems as though I am going through a pair every month....approx. 650 miles.

    I keep a handful on stock, they are easy to replace.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Problem free

    By Alex

    from Los Gatos, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

          2nd time I buy these. All is well with the product and the vendor, Jenson USA

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Problem free

          By Alex

          from Los Gatos, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

          The break pads were recommended by a friend and they are great. I am not sure I would have been able to pick these if I did my own research. there are too many to choose from.

           
          5.0

          Shimano XTR Brake Pads

          By San Clemente Biker

          from San Clemente, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

            Love these pads. Light and not expensive

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Cost effective ICE pad replacement

            By JLB3

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

              These pads are OEM replacement pads for XT brakes, but WITHOUT the expensive ICE cooling fins. They are squeak free and have gobs of stopping power.

              With the cheap price, there is no need to buy the knock-off alligator pads.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              cheaper xt pads....still great!

              By Doug

              from Traverse City, Michigan

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

                A lot cheaper than xt pads with cooling fins. For my mostly flat XC trails I have no issues with the performance of these pads. Be sure to reset your calipers when installing new pads.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Grate alternative to Ice Pads

                By Juan Carlos

                from Caracas, Venezuela

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

                  great alternative to ICE pads which cost twice as much.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  SIMPLE AND WORTH IT

                  By Cam

                  from Kitchener Ontario

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Idiot Proof
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Securing Pin

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Riding
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Racing
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

                  These were really easy to install, and IMO way easier to bed in than their sintered metal counterparts. I didn't end up using the securing pin they provide (I had a set of heat sink sintered before with a screw in post, and end fastener that is much more secure), but otherwise, for 95 percent of people who aren't doing super aggressive downhill, these pads are actually an improvement. You will get a slight decrease in absolute grip strength, but with these pads there is more slope to the brake pressure, as opposed to a more ON OFF feeling with the sintered. Still able to lock up the wheels whenever I want with one finger, I just feel the braking is more "artful" with resin pads.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  No Squealling

                  By Shredding J

                  from Santa Cruz, CA

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano XTR Race G01A Disc Brake Pad:

                    Way better than sintered and these do not wear out fast.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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