Disc brake pads

Trickstuff NG. Test winner!


 

Trickstuff brake pads are available in two versions:
1. from summer 2014: Trickstuff INOX, stainless steel base plate, powerful, low noise, fade resistant compound
2. from summer 2010: Trickstuff NG, the famous test winner brake pad - powerful, low noise, low wear compound

All Trickstuff brake pads feature an organic compound with the following advantages compared to sintered compunds:
- great heat insulation of the brake caliper
- lower disc rotor wear
- low noise
- better modulation

Both our brake pad types offer - once bed in - high brake power outperforming most sinter pads.


 

   - base plate from stainless steel: does not stick to the caliper piston, rust free, transfers significantly less heat to the caliper with its delicate piston seals

   - Total thickness 4 mm (as with all brake pads), but thickness of base plate is only 1.5mm: 25% more compound thickness 

 

   - improved brake force in dry conditions

 

   - imprived brake force in wet conditions

 

   - lower weight

 

   - higher fading resistance

   - even lower wear compared the the extremely low wear NG pads

 

 

 

 

 

 

This pad is available for the following brake calipers:

   

 

    - Avid Elixir / XO / XX…

 

    - Avid Trail and Guide (they use the same caliper!)

 

    - current Formula

 

    - current Magura two piston brakes

 

    - current Shimano two piston brakes

 

 

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TRICKSTUFF New Generation
This new pad mixture combines the best of two worlds: fine-touch, extremely high braking power with less hand effort, steady, high fade-resistance – and all of that combined with really low wear.

These features have earned us the well-deserved award as Test Winner in the big brake pad test by bike magazine (issue 4/2011).

With the new TRICKSTUFF New Generation (NG) we are able to serve all customers, whatever style they prefer – CC, marathon, tour, freeride, DH. Equipping you for the hardest challenges: long descents in the Alps, hard braking manoeuvres ahead of downhill hairpin bends, gentle, sensitive slowing down on muddy CC courses. The best feature: the new Trickstuff pads are made of organic pad material. Organic pads are considerably less susceptible to squeaking and conduct less heat to the calipers.

Trickstuff brake pads are available for the following brakes:
(Click on the pad name will start the corresponding online shop page with pad picture)

 

 

  Brake search:

Trickstuff-No for brake Total thickness Weight/Pair incl. spring, w/o blt Compound width Compound heigth Compound area backplate width distance compound outer profile to center of bolt hole heigth of support face
    mm g mm mm mm2 mm mm mm
  Magura                
TS 100 NG Louise -> 2001 3,98 14,1 22,10 17,16 379,24 22,66 - round
TS 110 NG Gustav M 3,92 32,7 41,00 15,10 619,10 70,40 2,00 9,50
TS 120 NG Marta and Marta SL -> 08 3,98 15,0 26,30 13,40 352,42 35,00 6,40 round
TS 130 NG Louise, Louise FR, Clara -> 06 3,84 18,2 16,10 23,00 370,30 24,40 - round
TS 140 NG Julie -> 08 3,96 23,6 28,20 16,30 459,66 28,80 12,50 round
TS 150 NG Marta 09 ->
Louise 07 ->
Julie HP 09 ->
BFO
3,90 19,3 27,60 17,10 471,96 34,00 7,20 round
TS 160 INOX Magura MT Zweikolben / two piston 3,92 20,6 29,00 16,00 464,00 30,10 10,80 14,70
TS 170 NG Magura MT 7 Vierkolben / four piston 3,42 23,3 32,60 16,20 528,12 41,70 8,80 14,80
TS 175 NG Magura MT 5 Vierkolben / four piston 3,42 22,8 32,60 16,20 528,12 42,70 - 14,80
  Shimano                
TS 210 NG XTR BR-M975
XTR BR-M965/966
XT BR-M775
XT BR-M765
SLX BR-M665
LX BR-M585
Deore BR-M535
Saint -> 2008
Hone
SLX BR-M665
TRP Dash
3,96 17,7 28,90 13,60 393,04 32,20 4,60 16,00
TS 220 NG XT BR-M755
Grimeca System 8
Hope Mono M4
Hope Tech M4
Hope Tech/Race E4
Trickstuff CLEG 4
TS Direttissima C41

3,74 19,1 34,20 13,00 444,60 37,00 4,00 18,10
TS 230 NG Deore 555 3,95 19,7 26,60 15,80 420,28 29,00 4,10 16,00
TS 240 NG BR-M 395
BR-M 415/6 & 416A
BR-M 465
BR-M 475
BR-M 485
BR-M 486
BR-M 495
BR-M 515
BR-M 525
BR-M 575
Quad Sting/Rapide/Nano
Tektro Auriga/Aur. Comp/Aur. Pro
TRP HY/RD, Spyre, Hylex
3,96 22,8 27,70 15,60 432,12 30,60 12,30 15,40
TS 250 NG XTR BR-M9000
XTR BR-M985/987
XT BR-M8000
XT BR-M785
SLX BR-M675
Deore BR-M615
FSA K-Force DB-XC-9000
FSA Afterburner DB-XC-9150
3,82 19,7 29,00 13,70 397,30 32,10 10,54 15,50
TS 250 INOX XTR BR-M9000
XTR BR-M985/987
XT BR-M8000
XT BR-M785
SLX BR-M675
Deore BR-M615
FSA K-Force DB-XC-9000
FSA Afterburner DB-XC-9151
4,01 19,7 29,30 13,50 391,50 32,40 10,90 15,50
TS 260 NG Saint Vierkolben / four piston 09 -> 3,92 22,7 36,00 13,30 478,80 39,40 4,60 12,20
  Hayes                
TS 310 NG HFX 9 / MAG 4,00 22,3 30,30 17,40 527,22 32,00 - 14,70
TS 320 NG Stroker Trail/Carbon/Gram 4,06 23,1 30,70 17,10 524,97 31,80 - 16,60
TS 330 NG Stroker Ace Vierkolben / four piston 4,04 24,8 39,20 14,30 560,56 40,50 4,30 9,90
TS 340 NG Prime 3,94 24,5 27,68 15,10 417,97 31,90 14,00 20,20
  Formula                
TS 610 NG B4, B4 Racing, B4 Extreme 4,00 22,5 30,30 15,60 472,68 33,50 5,30 10,30
TS 620 NG Oro, Bianco, K18, K24, Puro 3,91 19,8 20,90 15,30 319,77 25,60 8,80 12,20
TS 630 NG R1, The One/T1, Mega, RX, CR3 3,96 21,6 23,00 15,30 351,90 28,20 10,90 13,80
TS 630 INOX R1, The One/T1, Mega, RX, CR3 4,00 18,1 23,00 15,30 351,90 28,20 10,90 round
  Hope                
TS 710 RSR Hope Mono Mini 3,95 18,0 27,30 14,80 404,04 30,10 7,80 10,60
TS 720 RSR Hope Mono 6 Ti 3,80 26,9 37,10 16,40 608,44 43,50 4,30 21,40
  Avid / SRAM                
TS 810 NG Juicy 3 / 5 / 7, Ultimate, Carbon, BB 5 / 7 3,94 22,5 29,00 15,40 446,60 32,00 - 14,70
TS 820 NG CODE -> 2010 3,97 23,6 35,20 13,20 464,64 40,50 16,40 7,50
TS 830 NG Elixir (all), X3 / 5 / 7 / 9 / XX, XX1
Trickstuff CLEG 2
3,96 21,2 26,38 14,20 374,60 29,85 10,50 11,00
TS 830 INOX Elixir (all two piston calipers), X3 / 5 / 7 / 9 / XX, XX1
Trickstuff CLEG 2
3,98 18,4 26,38 14,20 374,60 29,85 10,50 11,00
TS 840 NG CODE 2011 -> 3,98 26,0 35,00 14,00 490,00 38,70 8,50 11,40
TS 850 NG XO Trail / Guide 3,94 21,0 31,90 14,00 446,60 36,10 5,70 10,00
TS 850 INOX XO Trail / Guide 4,02 18,9 31,90 14,00 446,60 36,10 5,70 10,00

 

Successful test bench test

In summer 2011 we tested our brake pads against the current Shimano XTR pads  (organic/“resin”, on alloy backplates). We were particularly interested in wet braking performance.

The test took place on the test facilities at the UAS Technikum Wien. Test facilities, test procedure and test personnel were identical with those used by the Mountainbike magazine over the last two years.

The result:


It was recognised that:
The differences between test run 1 and test run 2 are extremely low in all combinations and are most probably due to measurement inaccuracies.

  1. In wet conditions the Trickstuff pad delivered 13% more brake power than the Shimano pad.
  2. The XTR brake with the same brake pad had 8% higher brake power than the CLEG 2.
  3. CLEG 2 in the original version delivered 5% higher brake power than XTR in the original version.


Comment:
With this result in mind, we are surprised about the statement in Mountainbike 12/2011, in which our brake with the NG pad was claimed to have comparatively lower brake power. However, no actual measurements were published in the test report. Our own experiences in practice do not correspond to the results published by Mountainbike, but are diametrically opposed.

Conclusion:
We will stay on the ball, in any event. The current benchmarks are – from our point of view – the latest Shimano brakes (as per December 2011). It is our objective, as a small but top-quality brand, to always be amongst the leaders in technical and engineering developments. We believe we are there already, and will be able to back this with measurement data in the coming summer at the latest.

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Brand brakes with pads from other manufacturers?
We’re often asked this question and it’s one that frequently pops up on the IBC forum: can a brake manufacturer restrict their warranty if pads from other brands are used?

Example Magura: “In the event that pads from other manufacturers are used, no responsibility shall be taken for the reliable functioning of the brakes and liability and warranty claims shall be void.”

The background to this clause, which as far as we know is not found from any other supplier in such strict terms, is the concern that when sintered brake pads are used (can be recognised as the friction material is scarcely pressed into the holes of the mounting plate, whilst with organic pads the friction material fits flush with the mounting plate, see illustrations) significantly more heat is conducted to the brake calliper than when the original organic pads supplied by Magura are used. This concern is justified, although damage is seldom caused.

The fact that sintered pads tend to squeak more than organic pads is a further disadvantage, although not relevant to the warranty.

However, should a fault in the braking system occur which is not caused by the choice of type of brake pad, Magura would not (be able to) legally waive liability. This was also indicated to us in response to our query.

Examples:

If there is a leak in the brake lever, statutory liability cannot be rejected on the grounds that the wrong type of pads have been selected, if it cannot be proven that the damage to the brake lever was caused by the brake pads.

In the event of a leak in the seal of the brake calliper, on the other hand, such a causal connection would be easier to establish and a rejection of liability could be justified.

Of course, the manufacturer of the brakes does not have to assume liability if the actual brake pad from another manufacturer is faulty; for example, if the friction material separates from the mounting plate.


The conclusion: pads from other manufacturers are a problem if they cause a brake failure. A brake failure with a different cause cannot lead to a warranty being void even if pads from other manufacturers have been fitted in the brake callipers.

No German court would agree to warranty being waived in such a case.

In the case of brake manufacturers which use or offer both organic and sintered brake pads for one and the same model of brakes (for example Avid, Formula, Shimano, not however Trickstuff/CLEG, not Magura!) it can be assumed that the brakes are suitable for both sorts of pads in terms of thermal properties.
It goes without saying that pads from other manufacturers have to meet other basic requirements such as precise fitting, durable bonding between friction material/mounting plate and at least a satisfactory friction level.

Summary: The decisive factor in terms of legal protection is that the type of brake pad intended by the manufacturer is used. If organic brake pads are used in the original set, then any pads used from other manufacturers should also be organic.

How can you recognise whether a pad is organic or sintered?


Sintered pad (here original Avid Juicy): friction material scarcely pressed into the holes in the mounting plate

 
Organic pad (here original Formula Oro): friction material and mounting plate are flush

Price:

NG brake pads:  22,00 Euro
INOX brake pads  24,90 Euro
RSRbrake pads:  13,99 Euro
S brake pads:    6,99 Euro




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