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Shimano F03C Metal Pad

Item #: BR245D10
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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.
  • Fits XTR BR-M985, XT BR-M785 & SLX BR-M666 calipers
  • Aluminum radiator cooling fins for increased cooling
  • Springs Included
  • Compound:┬áMetal
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Shimano F03C Metal Pad
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    5.0

    Incredible

    By b19000

    from San Antonio

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

        My set up puts roughly 225lb pressure on the rear wheel. When broken in they provide any surface, (available) lock up braking capability.

         
        5.0

        Great pads! Strong and quiet

        By MTB Bry

        from Westminster, MD

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Minimal Noise
        • Strong Stopping Power

        Cons

        • Slightly Heavier

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

        Great stopping power and almost always silent. Ice-Tech cooling really does reduce brake fade to provide more consistent braking power even on long decents.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        For the long epic downhills

        By MtnBiker4Life

        from Draper, UT

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Quiet
        • Stays Cooler

        Cons

        • Harder Pad Surface
        • Spendy

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

        These pads came stock on my XT 785 brakes. Got a full year out of them, with significant riding and they grip fairly well in all conditions. Pads felt the same from day 1 through the end of their useful life. Can't complain. Cooling fins are neat, they look cool, and I assume they keep things cooler at the rotors. Never really wanted to feel the brakes after a long DH though!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Quality

        By Mike S

        from Ontario

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

              Use these pads with shimano xt 785 brakes and 200mm rotors. One finger stopping power. Never experienced brake fade on DH trails. I have occasionaly had squeak when it rains, but it's not often and usually does not last for long. The metal pads take forever to wear out also.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Do the fins matter? Hard to say

              By Erocs

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                  Do the fins really matter? I can't say but I can say theres a ton of braking power here and they haven't ever faded even on long decants. I bought these and a cheap off brand set to see if the price is justified.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  awesome

                  By Ido Lido

                  from Brooklyn NY

                  About Me Competitive Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                    These pads make these brakes the best hydraulics brakes I Have ever owned.
                    I used plenty of shimano's so far and some avid's, go with the xt, it is beyond strong, the pads compliment it well.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    True 1 finger! the best there is!

                    By boosting master of huge air

                    from Madison, WI

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Lightweight
                    • No Fade

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                      True 1 finger braking! Amazing!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      sweet brakes

                      By cathy

                      from hercules,ca

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                      • Price

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

                      Had to replace my 3 month old ones,cuz i got brake fluid on it while shorting the hose and bleeding the brakes and started squeaking!Very quick response with very little effort. Gave it only 4 stars ,cuz of price

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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