I needed to replace my Avid Elixir 9 brake pads and thought I’d give these pads a try on the advice of the bloke in the shop. They’re from UK tool maker FatSpanner and there’s not a lot of information around about these pads so I can only tell you what I know from the packaging, my experience and my best guess.
In the shop I was told the pads are organic but just looking at them through the packaging I could see there was a definite metallic element to them – they look to be a semi-sintered pad to me. The packaging simply describes them as being for ‘all weather use’.
The pads fitted without any issues and after I ran my usual bedding in routine (packaging just says they ‘need to be broken in for several miles/kilometres before attaining maximum braking efficiency’) I’ve found them to have decent braking power and the power can be feathered well. They’ve squealed a bit once or twice but nothing significant.
I can’t let you know about longevity yet as I’ve only been running them for a week.
What the others say….
I haven’t been able to find any other reviews.
All in all they seem an ok set of pads so far – I’ll update this post as time goes on.
Alternatively you could try: