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The Swiss Alps, no doubt, are home to some spectacular and demanding mountain bike terrain. SwissStop's testing facility is nestled there as well. Their technicians tirelessly test and re-test brake pad compounds so you can ride with confidence knowing the best stopping power and control available is right there at your fingertips.

SwissStop Disc Brake pads are built of a proprietary compound containing ceramic, kevlar, brass, and resin. This unique mixture provides you with the quiet modulation of an organic pad, but also boasts the durability and wet condition performance of the metallic. The pads are intended for all mountain bike applications from cross country to downhill. If you're looking for the best performance in all conditions, look no further than SwissStop, regardless of which brand of brakes you ride.

The pad model/brake compatibility matrix is as follows:

Disc 10 -- up to 2008 Magura Marta / Marta SL / Type 5.2
Disc 15 -- Shimano Deore BR-M575 / Deore BR-M525 / Deore BR-M515 / BR-M486 / BR-M485 / TRP HY/RD / Tektro Auriga / Auriga Comp / Auriga Pro / Quad Dis Brake
Disc 16 -- Shimano XTR-M965 / 966 / XT 765 / LX 585 / Deore 535 / Saint / Hone
Disc 17 -- Avid Juicy 5 / Juicy 7 / BB7 Mechanical
Disc 18 -- Formula Oro
Disc 21 -- Magura 2009-current Marta SL / Louise 2007 / Type 6.2
Disc 22 -- Avid Code / Code 5
Disc 25 -- Formula R1 / The ONE / Mega
Disc 26 -- Avid Elixir

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Will these work on my Avid BB7 Mechanical road break calipers/rotors?

Yes indeed they are compatible for those brakes. You will want to select the DISC 17 option from the drop down menu!


Good alternative

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I bought the 25 for my Formula RX brakes. I prefer the Formula brand sintered pads to these for the improved longevity, but we didn't have them in stock. These are a decent alternative. After all, they do stop my bike when I squeeze the brake trigger.


Great Replacement for Shimano Pad

    Be sure to read the compatibility matrix and you will be stopping on a dime in no time.