Purchased these pads back in May 2012 as a spare set for the Deore mechanical front brake on my Airnimal Joey Sport. Finally fitted them in December 2012 when the Shimano original pads wore out.
They have now been in use for 4 weeks (200 miles) of town and city riding - mostly flat roads and gentle hills, but with frequent stopping for lights and junctions.
The good points:
- Good price
- Stopping performance is very good
- Pad wear seems low
BUT, the bad points:
- On installation the spring provided did not quite clear the outer edge of the rotor, resulting in slight rubbing between disc and spring. I cleaned up and re-using the spring from the previous pads instead.
- After around 2 weeks the pads became increasingly noisy, producing a screech under moderate or heavy braking that would put a London black cab to shame.
- Rotor wear seems to have accelerated - I am sure it is more marked then I installed these pads.
I have now gone back to some Shimano resin pads which I hope will resolve these problems.