We offer brake pads made from organic or sintered compounds for all our Level, Guide, G2, and Code models. Choose your brake pad based on your preference and riding conditions.
Sintered Brake Pads
If you ride in wet or muddy conditions are an aggressive rider, or descend a lot, then a sintered brake pad will be the best option for you.
Sintered pads have a metal-based compound that works well in extreme conditions. Mud, dirt, and water do not accelerate pad wear on sintered pads. However, sintered pads can be a little noisier when they’re wet.
Organic brake pads
Organic pads have a softer compound with less metal-based material. This means they’re not quite as resistant to heat and wear but make less noise in wet conditions.
Power Brake Pads
SRAM’s newest Power pads mix the properties of sintered and organic pads. The new compound produces a more aggressive bite and increases power under sustained braking.
Here you can find our SRAM Disc Brake Pad Identification Guide.
TECH TIP: SRAM advises you to change rotors when changing pad compound to get the best performance out of your braking system. If you do not change your rotor when changing pad compounds, you will get less power and more noise.