Anyone who starts riding on track, quickly comes to the limits of the standard, factory brake pads: as the pace goes up, the standard pads overheat and start fading…
This is where Braking comes to the rescue with 2, very different, compounds for the racetrack.
CM66 Racing compound test | Hockenheimring & Barcelona | 2006 gsx-r750
Firstly the CM66, I had the chance of testing the CM66 pads at the Hockenheimring under warm and dry conditions and several days in Barcelona. They were used during free riding and an endurance race.
These pads are extremely easy to use and require almost no bedding in (2 gentle laps are sufficient).
They offer amazing bite from cold all the way up to race pace, and even then, there is no fading. The only downside, is that they produce a fair amount of brake dust.
Conclusion: Price / quality, these pads are very hard to beat
These pads are ideal for the novice to intermediate trackday rider who wants the performance of a race pad, with the ease of use and accessibility of an oem, road pad. And of course for sprint races where there’s no time to warm up!
The P1R compound | Tested in Valencia | 2013 HP4
The P1R’s are a different breed altogether. They are equally easy to install and require minimal bedding in, provided no carbon pads were used before.
But because these pads are of a much tougher compound than the CM66’s, they therefore need a much higher temperature to show their true potential. But once you get them hot and cooking, these babies do their job brilliantly. They offer a stable pressure point and fading is non-existent
As one expects
from a true endurance pad, the wear, and therefore also dust production, is
After 3 days in Valencia there’s no visible sign of wear yet.
Conclusion: This compound is only suitable for the faster trackday warriors and racers who can make the most of its capabilities.
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