FR205M Metal Pads use a metallic friction compound made from a sintered blend of high friction metal powders. The performance advantage of these pads is their consistency in all conditions including serious mud and long steep descents. If you’re a big fan of that sort of riding (we are), or are on the heavier side, metal pads are a must. Metal pads also last much longer than other compounds. FR205M Metal Pads can be used as a direct replacement for SRAM Level & Avid Elixir pads and other pads with the same shape.
Metal pads will keep you stopping all day... on any slope... for months...
Wetter might not be better, but riding always beats not riding.
Good stopping power but they howl when they get wet!
They are a hard wearing pad ,they have last way longer than any other brands I've used
I love the down hill so they have been put to the test many of times just one thing they'd make more use than other brands but great pads.
There was a huge braking performance upgrade over the pads that I had in the bike when I bought it. I have not used the bike in 6 months and likely have something on the rear pads as they are not working like when I put the bike away. Not sure if this is the pad or have I had a possum piss on the brakes over winter ?? Need to ride the bike more and see if they bed back in again