Break your cycling budget with these R3000 brake pads

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These limited edition brake pads, come in a special box. As you would expect, at the price. (Photo: Sinter)
These limited edition brake pads, come in a special box. As you would expect, at the price. (Photo: Sinter)

Brake pads are a grudge purchase for all riders. When pulling brake levers, you know it’s time for new pads when hearing the sound of metal on metal.

But what if you could dramatically improve your brake lever feel and performance with a limited edition set of pads?

Sinter is an established brake pad manufacturer based in Slovenia. For the past five decades, Sinter has perfected the art of making brake pads with excellent thermal management.

Hydraulic disc brake theory is simple, especially on bicycles. The better your entire brake disc and pad contact system can absorb and dissipate heat, the better overall braking performance will be.

But can R3000 brake pads make a difference? Yes, that price is nearly ten times the value of a conventional cycling brake pad, but Sinter promises the world with its Elite range.

mountain bike brakes
Gold plated retaining pins. Because, when you pay this much for a cycling consumable, it needs some aesthetic swag. (Photo: Sinter)

For one brake brand only 

These outrageously expensive brake pads feature a titanium backplate, instead of steel. And in the hierarchy of material heat management, titanium is better than steel. Therefore, these Sinter Elite pads should help keep your bicycle’s disc brakes at their ideal operating temperature, even if you drag brakes, down a long descent.

Sinter’s specially formulated brake pad compound and the titanium backing plate’s thermal properties suggest an incredible lever feel, with these Elite pads. The holy grail for trail riding mountain bikers is soft yet sensitive brake lever feedback. As opposed to the dreaded 'on-off' feeling.

Sinter is only producing 500 sets of Elite brake pads, compatible for bikes using Shimano hydraulic brake systems, with K-Type pads.

If you pull the levers on Shimano XTR 9100, XTR9000, Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, or GRX brakes, and want to spend R3000 on the best possible pads, you better order swiftly. Before all these Sinter Elite pads, are sold out.

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