SRAM Guide Brake Pads, Pads Only (Avid Trail)
SRAM Guide and Avid Trail Disc Brake Pads
Guide Ultimate, Guide RSC, Guide RS, Guide R, Guide RE
Sintered Compound / Steel Backed
use as pad only replacement for SRAM Part Number: 00.5318.003.005
Organic Compound / Steel Backed
use as pad only replacement for SRAM Part Number: 00.5318.003.004
SRAM Guide Organic Brake Pads Only Steel Backer- Pad Shape 36
SRAM Guide Sintered Brake Pads Only Steel Backer- Pad Shape 36
SRAM Brake Pads
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Pad Shape 01
Organic: for SRAM Level & Elixir 00.5315.035.031 with Steel Backing Plate
Organic: for SRAM Level, Elixir & DB 00.5318.024.001 with Steel Backing Plate
Organic with Aluminum Backer: for SRAM Level & Elixir 00.5315.035.020 with Aluminum Backing Plate
Sintered: for SRAM Level & Elixir 00.5315.035.010 with Steel Backing Plate
Pad Shape 36
Sintered: for SRAM Guide RE, Code (2011) 00.5315.023.010 with Steel Backing Plate
Organic with Aluminum Backer: for SRAM Guide RE, Code (2011) 00.5315.023.020 with Aluminum Backing Plate
Organic: for SRAM Guide RE, Code (2011) 00.5315.023.030 with Steel Backing Plate
Pad Shape 58
Sintered: for SRAM Trail, Guide & G2 00.5318.003.005 with Steel Backing Plate
Organic with Aluminum Backer: for SRAM Trail, Guide & G2 00.5318.003.003 with Aluminum Backing Plate
Organic: for SRAM Trail, Guide & G2 00.5318.003.004 with Steel Backing Plate
Replacing your brake pads for the first time? Or just want to refresh the best practices? Check out a pair of videos about installing new brake pads and the importance of removing the bleed port prior to service.
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.
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.
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.
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!
SRAM Guide Brake Pads Only
Sintered with Steel Backer: Use as pad only replacement for SRAM 00.5318.003.005
Organicwith Steel Backer: Use as pad only replacement for SRAM 00.5318.003.004