They don't stop any better. Just ridiculous bite that upsets the bike and their let off is just as abrupt.
The 19x20 haw more travel and is easier to modulate but the 18 haw more feel and arguably more power with less effort. So it depends what you like out of brakes
I ran the Vesrahs cuz that's what came with the bike but ur right. The intital bite is abrupt. I blame that on the motojoe bleed technique though
While I was getting used to it, a more progressive pad would be easier to modulate. Most of the time i get on the lever, i'm catapulted forward.Usually coming off of a straight - like T1 & T7 at tbolt.
Damp/wet is OK. Driving flooding rain is not.
No heat and they will destroy themselves because of it.
I was gonna go with Bob's choice but now you've talked me out of the SBS. I'm a casual track day rider and switching pads for a rain day is just more than i wanna do right now. So i looked into Performance Friction...
Buy Direct: w/ shipping, prob around $100 for a pair.
I found them at amazon but they list them as a ZX-10 part...hard to find these outside of PFC.
I bought the RCS so I could figure out which like better. Turns out the 19x18 had too much travel for me.
I think the hard initial bite gives people the false sense of hard braking.
I switched from the RJLs to the SBS Dual Carbon and instantly fell in love. The DC's require some serious warmup, though. I drag the shit out of them on the warmup lap.
that hard initial bite sure as hell scrubs off a lot of speed though but it's not worth upsetting the bike, my body, OR my bowl of courage!
I can deal with warming up the SBS pads on lap 1. I pussy foot that lap now for the sake of the tires anyway. But the rain issue.......
If you're riding on Michelins and theyre doing fine, get the Purest. If you wanna see what Dunlop is all about, the q2 is fantastic as well.
LUV ME SOME Q2's! For the price and my pace, they got ALL the stick i need for now. If ever i do start to "out ride" them, well, that'll suck cuz it only gets pricier from there
Ugh, i dread the day i have to shop warmers