Do you currently have the right pads on your machine? How do you know which brake pads will best work for you, your abilities, and your type of riding style? Did you know that brake pads are built for specific types of riders and riding? Galfer produces many different brake pad compounds for every type of riding style. We have over 60 years of braking knowledge and we can’t stress this enough, one compound doesn’t always do the trick for every rider. With that being said let us try to determine which pad best works for you.
Semi-Metallic / Organic Brake Pads / G1054 – Black
Our 1054 compound is the workhorse of our brake pad family. It offers progressive feel and feedback and is GG rated (most OEM’s are only “G” Rated) which makes it a great overall brake pad. This compound is available for front and rear calipers. This compound is best suited if you commute to work, ride light trails or woods, or you just need some good brake pads.
Applications range from street, ATV, dirt bike, and cruisers. This compound is so versatile; many Karts use it as a race compound. This pad offers great longevity while limiting rotor wear. Great feel and modulation
- Long-lasting and very little rotor wear
- Good in wet and/or dry conditions
- Over all a very versatile compound for almost every need
- GG Rated
Kevlar® Brake Pads / G1532 – Green
Also GG rated the green 1532 Kevlar® compound is our top organic brake pad. It offers strong initial bite, linear progression, and fade-free performance that will stop you on a dime every time! It’s also our softest pad, providing the least amount of wear to rotors. This pad handles all the heat you can throw at it, and works great without needing to warm them up.
The G1532 can be used in all types of riding: street, dirt, race, and any combination of each. These pads better fit the needs of an aggressive rider.
- Powerful, linear feel
- Great modulation and control
- Little rotor wear
- Excellent on dry conditions
- Overall a very predictable and fade-free compound
- GG Rated
HH Sintered Advanced Ceramic Brake Pads
Our 1375 compound is the result of many long days at the race track and on our brake dyno. Based on Advanced Ceramics, this compound is meant for the track and offers unmatched stopping power at any speed in any weather. It offers very fast heat recovery for more consistent braking which in turn, gives the rider more “feel”. This is the pad of choice for most aggressive street riders and racers at the top of club levels and AMA contenders. These pads are easy on rotors since they do not have the same levels of metallics in them as many O.E.M. and after-market brands will. The 1375 compound features a ceramic-coated back plate which helps to dissipate heat away from the brake pad and reduces the amount of heat transferred into the caliper pistons and brake fluid. This gives you a cooler braking system that is able to withstand more heating cycles and deliver consistent braking. The perfect brake pad for track days, aggressive street riding and canyon runs.
The G1370 has all the great features of the G1375 compound with the exception of the ceramic coated backing plate. This pad is another great pad for canyons and aggressive street riding.
Designed as an alternative to our G1003 compound (see below). We designed this pad for pro-level riders who want more initial bite right up front. The sintered ceramic of this pad gives a VERY strong initial bite and then just keeps going. The bite is powerful without being too abrupt and provides a very linear progression to add control and predictability to the mix. This pad offers the same friction rating as our G1003 without the warm-up time. Use this pad for professional or top semi-pro road racing & super motard.
Not recommended for street use.
- Advanced ceramic composites ready to withstand higher temperatures than regular semi-metallic carbon brake pads
- HH friction rated compounds deliver excellent feel and modulation
- Capable of handling almost any type of riding you throw at them
Metallic Carbon, Race Compound / G1003
Mat Mladin, Ben Spies, Tommy Hayden, Martin Cardenas, and Doug Chandler are just a few who are familiar with this brake pad. Up until a couple of years ago this pad wasn’t even available to the general public! Now, you can have the same compound that wins championships and helps to make these riders legends.
The G1003 compound features a laser-cut backing plate for EXACT fitment and limited stress to the material producing our most brilliant pad. Our backing plates are heat treated and double-disc ground just like our rotors, making them perfectly flat. This eliminates plate warping and allows the pad compound to remain in better contact with the disc. This proven compound can reach friction levels as high as .72u! This pad is progressive and will work better the hotter they get.
Not recommended for street use or for bikes under 600cc.
Three-time AMA Superbike Champion, Doug Chandler, said of the 1003 pads: “[they give] more bite and consistency than anything I’ve tried.”
John Hackett, owner of JHP Ducati Coventry and Managing Director of Ducati Coventry/JHP Racing: “I must say that this is the first time in five years we have used any braking product [...] better than the PFC and Brembo. On another note, from the confidence gained at this test, I will now be stocking your products in our retail showroom…”
- Carbon-based composite for race use on stainless steel discs
- Requires some heat to operate
- Laser-cut, double-disc ground backing plates to assure perfect flatness
- Easy to modulate, very progressive