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Shimano F03C Metal Pad

USD$24.99 43% off USD$43.99 msrp
Item #: BR245D10
USD$24.99 43% off USD$43.99 msrp
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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
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Received as stated

By Scott with Niner

from Houston, TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Oem Replacement

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

    Great response. Spoke to the representative at 4:00pm and received the parts the next morning inspite of the late order time. Did not expect them to ship until the following day.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice bite and durable

    By e

    from seattle, wa

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing

      Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

      Had a fiber pad's brake surface dissolve during a dusty race, destroyed my rotor too. New rotor meant a perfect chance to try the new metal pads.

      These have a more pronounced bite when braking. I prefer the faster response. I have xt brakes and freeza rotors. My riding weight is 220 with water and typically descend 2000-3000ft per ride. I have never had brake fade and these don't fade either. 7000 feet of steep dusty descent last weekend and they show little wear. The pads were a bit noisy in dusty drizzle.

      Given performance and apparent durability I guess I'm stuck buying these. Not happy about the price but they are a significant upgrade to the already fantastic xt brakes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      All bite no bark

      By Uglywerm

      from Orlando,FZl

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

        these pads are great. They bite and stop regardless of conditions. I can't think of a time when they've made noise. Don't bother with the resign pads.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        great braking

        By colin mountain man

        from melbourne australia

        About Me Commuter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Racing
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Shimano F03C Metal Pad:

          good product and looks cool.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

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                          • No

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