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Item # SHI0590

Ready for friction.

Replace your worn XTR Trail (F03C) Metallic Disc Brake Padss with this Shimano Metallic Pad. The metal friction material will be a bit noisier, but you'll enjoy longer life and less fatigue then organic compound pads.

  • Steel body
  • F03C metal-compound pads
  • Cooling fins
  • Designed for use with Ice-Tech rotors
  • XTR compatibility

Tech Specs

Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

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Solid Brake Pads

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These work well. I prefer metallic pads as they work better in multiple conditions. They're solid brake pads and they will stop you. One note if your going to switch to resin or vice versa also take the time to replace your rotors as well.

Road disc brake compatibility

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

For anyone wondering, these pads are compatible with Shimano BR-RS785 road disc brakes. Despite my best efforts, the resin pads my bike came with simply wouldn't burn in and howled like a banshee every time I used them. I swapped them for the metallic pads and they've been great thus far. They have significantly more stopping power, no noticeable loss in modulation, and most importantly, they are dead silent. Highly recommended, especially if you're a clyde like me.

Can I Review Twice?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Reviewed these a while ago...still same great quality! I ride 3-4 hours a day with around 30 miles average on steep declines and I've never found pads I trust more!

As my previous review stated, stick to the metallic! The resin pads are suppose to be "quieter" but I don't hear the metallics and they have 2x the stopping power!

Avg. ride time: 4h 31m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Ol' Reliable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While organic pads offer slightly better modulation, they wear out far faster. When logging big miles, the metallic compound offer great stopping power (and still good modulation), but keep you rolling much longer. Highly reccomend.

Worthy upgrade

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently replaced the Shimano Deore pads on my Santa Cruz Bronson with the ice tech pads and I'm pretty happy with the upgrade. My pads were due for a replacement so I decided to bite the bullet and go with these. My bike came stocked with the Shimano Deore M615 brake set and these pads work just fine. I have noticed slightly better performance on long downhills vs. the non-Ice Tech pads that were stocked on the bike. They tend to fade less and keep more consistent, especially near the end of the descent. I wouldn't say that it's such a night and day difference that you should scrap your non-Ice Tech pads if they're in good shape, but when it comes time to replace worn out pads, these give a pretty decent performance boost.

I ride mostly in Park City so we get mostly dry and dusty conditions. I've been happy with the metallic pads - I originally had organic pads and recently replaced my pads and rotors. The metallic pads haven't been any noisier than the organic ones, and have given me a slight improvement in braking power and modulation

Avg. ride time: 11h 42m per week
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Great Durability

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Quiet pads that last an exceptionally long time!

Trust your skill, but mostly your brakes

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently tried the resin pads on my SB95c w/XT trail brakes. Many online reviews had the resin pads above the metallic pads. Take it from a professional rider, they are not! Once I broke in my resin pads I let loose on them descending 1,200 feet at a time over rocky/loose terrain. I've also used them on cross country rides, moderate short downhill and long smooth downhills that require almost constant breaking. Safe to say they have been through it all?

Critics out there? I have sanded the Resin pads and my rotors twice. So they are properly broken in. I'm also using Ice Tech rotors 203 front, 180 rear.

The resin pads don't handle high heat and fade VERY quickly. They also don't supply a range of brake pressure. They are either off, or mushy on, with much more lever pressure to get the stopping power I needed on some of these descents.

Granted the metallic pads do work better when warm, however it doesn't take long to get heat going on your brakes and notice no issues getting full breaking power from a cold stop.

Metallic pads last longer, provide better braking control, and as I've noticed no difference between the two as far as sound goes...I'll stick with the Metalic Pads. You should too.

Guys, Are these compatible with the BR-M785...


Are these compatible with the BR-M785 callipers?


Best Answer

Hi Ruben,

These brake pads are compatible with teh BR-M785 Calipers. The M785's are compatible with the G01A Resin pads as well as the F03C Metal pads (which these XTR trail pads are). Feel free to chat online with one of our bike experts or give us a call with any questions or concerns that you might have.

Good Pads

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my favorite pads, they are easy to install. I don't know whether or not the icetech is all talk or not but it does seem to keep them from getting so noisy. They are pretty long lasting too.

Great Pads

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use these in my XT brakes and they are great. To be honest I have never used the same exact brakes without the cooling fins so I can't say for a fact, but this set up definitely does well on longer downhills. Super quiet which is a plus, and grabs my ice tech rotors with plenty of grip.

Great silent pads

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

FYI these work in SLX, XT, as well as XTR brakes. Not sure if the cooling fins are noticeable due to a placebo effect or not but they do seem better than the stock pads that came in my XT brakes as far as keeping brake fade down. I wish they lasted longer but I've said that about ever set of pads I've ever bought for any brakes. They are also the most quiet pads I've ever used. When wet you get the occasional squeal out of them but that's it, they are silent outside of those conditions and bite like a pit bull.