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Shimano L04C Metallic Disc Brake Pads


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BR-RS805/RS505 Flat Mount Metallic Ice-Tech Disc Brake Pad

Cooler brakes stop more reliably, and Shimano's BR-RS805/RS505 Flat Mount L04C Metallic Ice-Tech Disc Brake Pads use both cooling Ice Technology and a metal construction to provide the highest all-around stopping power in Shimano's line. On their own, the metal pads display reliable, high stopping power in wet or dry conditions, demonstrating consistently better durability over repetitive use than their resin counterparts. The pads' Ice Tech distinction refers to an additional radiation fin pad, made with an aluminum and stainless steel fin that improves the pads' ability to stay cool under hard braking. If you're running Ultegra BR-RS805 or 105-level RS505 hydraulic disc brakes on your bike and want a pad that will stop you in muddy, sandy, wet conditions, the L04C's would be tough to beat.
  • Brake pads for consistent stopping power, even in the heat
  • Ice technology helps dissipate heat to keep braking power up
  • Metallic compound for reliable stopping in wet or dry
  • Radiation fin pad moves heat outwards to keep pads cool
  • Compatible with Shimano BR-RS805 and BR-RS505 brakes
  • Item #SHI00BD

aluminum, stainless steel
BR-RS805, BR-RS505
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Shimano GRX 400 brakes

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size

Despite what a backcountry rep told me, and despite what the Shimano GRX 400 docs say (by omission), these pads, which are the L04C metallic pads, fit my GRX 400 brakes. My GRX 400 brakes came new with the L03A resin pads, so if your bike uses L03A pads, then these L04C pads will also fit. Oh yeah, and if you don't already know, the "L" on a pad means the left side of the caliper when you are sitting on the bike, and the "R" on a pad means the right side of the caliper.

>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

Stops me and my bike on a dime. I use these for my daily commutes, which put a lot of wear on my disc pads, which is why I choose these over resin pads. I add this and other consumables to most of my Comp Cyclist carts.

>Rating: 5

works for me

I've put it through the wringer

Couldn't decide between metallic and resin for my gravel bike with Shimano 805 hydraulic brakes, so I got both. The resin went on the back where I do most normal braking, great modulation and quiet. Metallic on the front, which I use when I need to stop RIGHT NOW. Their bite is noticeably better, albeit with a little more noise and less feel. I've run this combination well over 600 miles now in all sorts of conditions and very happy with it.


Thanks, I was trying to decide between the resin and metallic pads as well.

>Rating: 5

The Pad of Lars

I've put it through the wringer

If Metallica rode bikes, they'd ride metal pads. Louder than Resin, but better braking performance. Also works with Dura Ace 9170!


Do they come with pads for both front and rear brakes or do I need to order two sets to replace the front and rear pads?