MTX Braking was created by avid mountain bikers for avid mountain bikers. Recognizing the need for super-high-quality, after-market braking components, MTX set out to build a stronger connection between you and your bike through better brake pads.
While they're crafted to be visually stunning, the color variation plays a more significant role than simply style. Unlike the one-type-fits-all OEM brake pads, MTX gives you the choice of the right type of brake pads specific to your riding style. Featuring specific compounds for specific needs and tested for countless miles to ensure they deliver exactly the braking power you need.
Who is the Red Label RACE for?
With incredible power generated from Red Labels, plus the outstanding modulation, racers get the best of both worlds to maximize corner speed & control at race-pace.
This product is a performance upgrade, not just a wear-item. These are for those who are always searching for more and pushing the limits.
The silent type
Red Label RACE brake pads recover incredibly fast in wet conditions, bringing them back to silence very quickly. Red Label RACE is for those who can't stand the brake squeal.
The choice for absolute feel and power
Red Label RACE Ceramic is the flagship brake pad in MTX's lineup. Made with proprietary blends of Kevlar®, MTX CeraEvo® ceramic materials, and other Japan-sourced additives and modifiers, they bring the performance benefit of ceramic to the cycling industry.
Power - The dense MTX CeraEvo® ceramic material provides the ultimate interface for your rotor
Modulation - Control your corners with the ability to temper exactly the braking power needed.
Silence - Red Label RACE Ceramic produces next-to-zero noise output under any condition.
Choose Red Label RACE when the priority is all-out performance and absolute silence. For those who value the ability to dial in the feel of the brake into fast corners and want the ultimate balance of power and feel.
MTX Red Label Shimano 4-piston disc brake pads are direct replacements for the following brake pads:
- Shimano D02S metal
- Shimano D03S resin
- Shimano N03A resin
- Shimano N04C metal
MTX Red Label Shimano 4-Piston disc brake pads fit the following Shimano brake calipers:
- XTR BR-M9120
- Deore XT BR-M8120
- Deore XT BR-M8020
- SLX BR-M7120
- Deore BR-M6120
- Saint BR-M820
- Zee BR-M640
MTX Red Label Shimano 4-Piston disc brake pads will also fit the following brake calipers:
- Tektro HD-M745, M735 / HD-E725
- TRP DH-R EVO / Quadiem / Quadiem SL / Slate T4 / G-Spec Quadiem
Matx pads are a great performance upgrade over OEM pads. Increases modulation and sensitivity, reduces fade on long descents, and are super quiet in wet conditions. Highly recomemded for XT four piston brakes.
We needed to replace the pads on my son's XT brakeset. The Finned Shimano ones got contaminated. After several attempts to clean and sand them we ended up replacing them with the Red Race MTX pads. After sanding and cleaning the rotors, we installed the new pads and they bed in quickly. No more squeal, or rattling from the pads. Thanks to Thunder Mountain for the quick delivery!
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