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Shimano F03C Metal Pad

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Shimano F03C Metal Pad

Shimano's Ice-Tech technology meets the best brake pad technology on the planet! Designed for use with the newer Ice-Tech rotors and compatible brakes, these are the replacement pads for 2011-12 XTR M985, XT M785 and SLX M666 model brakes. Metal compound for maximum stopping power.
  • FitsXTR BR-M985, XT BR-M785, SLX BR-M675/666, BR-R785, Alfine BR-S700, Cyclocross BR-CX75, BR-RS785, BR-R785 and BR-R515 calipers
  • Aluminum radiator cooling fins for increased cooling
  • Springs Included
  • Compound: Metal

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Shimano F03C Metal Pad
 
4.7

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (32)
  • Durable (29)
  • Attractive (14)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (33)
  • Racing (5)
  • Mountain bikes (3)
  • Upgrade (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (31), Casual/ recreational (5), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

Reviewed by 43 customers

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4.0

they stop me

By jdgang

from NJ

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Bikes

    Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

    These pads where used to replace a set of shimano resin pads. These have better stopping power and are quieter in the wet.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    It's Shimano.

    By KenR

    from Napa, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

        Just a backup set because Jenson has the best deal.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good pads

        By D

        from Phoenix

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Bikes

          Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

          Replacement stock pads... They do what they're supposed to do.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Stoppers!

          By KleZ

          from The Shore!

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Bikes

            Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

            They're brake pads. They make you too, so you can go faster.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Super stopping power!

            By AspenJ

            from Aspen, co

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Upgrade

              Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

              Heavy use, they never let you down!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Solid pad at a great price

              By Highlander

              from Eastern, PA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                After two years of riding, a week in Moab, and a couple of trips to Blue Mountain Bike Park, it was finally time to replace my original F03C pads. These pads put limited wear on my rotors, stop great, and seem to last very well.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                works good, easy to install. its jjust a brake pad

                By cyclage

                from Pasadena, ca

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                Shimano makes good brakes. these are comparable maybe slighty better than most hydraulic brakes

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Restore Performance

                By Native Son

                from Avon, IN

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                  I didn't realize how bad my old pads were until I popped these in. Better brakes make you faster!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Durable pads for Pacific NW Conditions

                  By Dharma Dog

                  from Vancouver, Canada

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Riding
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                    Here in the Pacific NW, bikes take a real beating from the rain, snow, and gritty roads. Rims that used to last 3 winters I am lucky to get one winter on, as the rim calipers wear down the brake tracks, and eventually the rims crack, or the tire blows off the weakened rim. I switched to a front disc brake to address this problem (you DO NOT need a heavy rear disc if you're riding on pavement, so you just need a disc fork, not a whole new bike!), and now my rims last forever - I'm even using a carbon fiber front rim now. The rear rim lastz much longer too as I hardly even touch the rear brake; the front is so effective even downhill in heavy rain. I upgraded from mechanical to hydraulic disc brake, and the Shimano 785 brakes better with less force than my previous TRP Hylex. However, you want to switch the resin pads that come with the 785 with the F03C metal pads. Mine have lasted 4100 km before needing to be replaced (resin pads last maybe 500 km in the rain if you're careful), and they wore very evenly. This compares to 500-1000 km for rim caliper pads during the winter, plus having to replace the rim and rebuild the front wheel. (Note: I bought the brakes and pads. No gifts or payments! Also, I recommend you also get the Park hydraulic brake piston tool, you will need it! And replace the threaded bolt that keeps the pads in place with the cotter pin that comes with the pads. If you ride regularly in the rain, the bolt WILL get stuck and you'll have to drill it out, like I did!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Last longer than Avid sintered pads.

                    By C7arke

                    from Sammamish, WA

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • More Expensive Than Avid

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                    Shimano pads last longer than similar Avid (sintered) pads. However they cost more. Anyways these pads work well in my SLX calipers.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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