MTX Braking’s Gold Label HD is specifically designed for heavier e-bikes and riders. Made with proprietary blends of Kevlar®, MTX CeraEvo® ceramic materials and other Japan-sourced additives and modifiers, they are bringing the performance benefit of ceramic to the cycling industry.
Ceramic compounds in brake pads have long-since been the premium option in automotive racing; MTX wanted to tap into that knowledge & technology and bring those friction benefits to the mtb space.
Their MTX CeraEVO encompasses the knowledge from the automotive field, but maintains other vital properties needed for your mountain bike (such as a higher awareness of heat-resistance given the often-very-thin material on all mtb brake pads).
Stronger than Steel
While the use of Kevlar® by DuPont™ certainly isn’t proprietary, it is still noteworthy and a significant part of the durability of the MTX Red Label RACE brake pad.
Kevlar® is a synthetic aramid that has outstanding heat-resistance properties relevant to braking products; for example, Kevlar will resist any degree of breaking down up to 850°F.
Who is the Gold Label HD compound for?
The heavier weight of a eMTB or e-bike in general, requires brake pad material that has a higher tolerance to heat and wear.
If you’re 200+ pounds, this really is the performance brake pad compound you’ve been looking for.
Steep terrain / long descents
Choose Gold Label HD to eliminate brake-fade, while maintaining outstanding modulation in adverse terrain.
Code (4pot) are compatible with SRAM Code and Guide RE disc brake calipers (see specifics below). Ordering a quantity of (1) will supply one caliper.
XT/XTR (4pot) are compatible with Shimano 4-piston disc brake calipers (see models below). Ordering a quantity of (1) will supply one caliper.
Code Pad Compatibility:
SRAM Code R & RSC 2012 and up.
SRAM Guide RE – this is an e-bike specific brake that uses a Guide lever assembly and a Code caliper
Guide/G2 Pad Compatibility:
SRAM Guide T, R, RS, RSC
SRAM Guide G2 RSC
SRAM Guide G2 Ultimate
Avid XO Trail.
Shimano OEM to MTX braking Compatibility
This model fits ALL Shimano 4-piston brakes from Saint to Deore (with or without cooling fins) – see the following list for details:
Shimano Saint & Zee – All
Shimano XT 4-piston BR-M8020 & BR-M8120
Shimano SLX 4-piston BR-M7120
Shimano BR-M9120 XTR 4-piston
Shimano BR-M520 4-piston
Tektro HD-M745, M735 / HD-E725
TRP Quadiem / Quadiem SL / Slate T4 / G-Spec Quadiem