Shimano 4 Piston Pads D02S & D03S


Shimano 4 Piston Pads: D02S & D03S


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Shimano 4 piston brake pads are available in both Resin and Metal layups. The non-finned pads tend to be more quiet than finned pads and are often used on XTR, XT and SLX models that came with finned pads.

shimano D02S Metal brake pads pn: Y8FF98010

Shimano D02S Metal Pad

UPC: 689228276468

Metal pads are rated for high stopping power.

shimano D03S Resin brake pads pn: Y1XM98010

Shimano D03S Resin Pad with Fins

UPC: 192790451602

Less noise than Metal pads

Shimano D0 vs H0 vs N0

Shimano D03S and D02S Compatibility

Pad Shape #50

Compatible with Shimano 4 piston brakes including:

XTR BR-M9120
XT BR-M8120
SLX BR-M7120
Deore BR-M6120

XT BR-M8020
Saint BR-M820
Zee BR-M640


Shimano 4 piston brake pad compatibility

Shop other Shimano 4 piston brake pads


Shimano M9120 M8120 M7120 N03C N04C 4 piston finned pads
XTR M9120, XT M8120, SLX M7120


Shimano M8020 M820 M640 H03A H03C finned pads

XT M8020, Saint M820, Zee M640


shimano D02S Metal brake pads pn: Y8FF98010

D02S & D03S Shimano 4 piston pads (this page)

Do You Need To Replace Your Rotors As Well?

The nature of brake pad and rotor interface means they will wear together. Ideally you will be able to replace your brake pads a few times before you need to replace your rotors. however there can be some conditions that make it necessary to replace the rotors sooner. Let’s look at a few.

Rotor Wear:

Magura Shimano SRAM Rotor Wear Limits

The easiest thing to check is the rotor wear limit.

A Magura rotor that is less than 1.8mm wide is considered worn. SRAM rotors less than 1.5mm are worn. Shimano rotors less than 1.5mm or if any of the aluminum “Ice-Tech” material appears are considered worn.

Running too thin of a rotor will compromise brake bite as well as heat capacity. In extreme cases it can lead to rotor separation which will cause damage and potentially severe injury.

Rotor Shape:

Rotor Wear Issues

If the previous pads have worn shapes into the rotor your performance will be compromised. Whether the rotor shows knife edge, bulge or convex anything but parallel surfaces will cause contact patch issues.

These issues will create extreme “hot-spots” on the new brake pads which, in some conditions, can super heat the pad – glazing it and compromising the friction coefficient (bite, power, heat capacity are all effected).

We have seen cases where new brake pads become unusable due to this severe heat modifying the pad’s makeup glazing not just the contact surfaces but essentially glazing the entire pad material.

Contact issues between new and old pats and rotors

A rule of thumb is rotors should be replaced about every three or four sets of pads. It will pay dividends to check the rotor’s condition before installing new pads!

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