In my recent boredom of lock down I have been looking into and become slightly obsessed with disk brakes. I plan on trying to combine a magura mt7 caliper with a shimano saint lever to try and get the best braking results that money allows me to, but I realise that braking power and that 'bite' isn't just about piston power, pretty much the main factor being the pads themselves.
After reading online reviews about mountain brake pads, they're all kind of focused on long descents and how the brake performs in that respect (makes sense if you're a mount biker), but I'm wondering what is the best brake pad for us? All we really want is that initial bite immediately, not a lot of our riding is done in muddy or wet conditions, we aren't really holding the brake on, so performance under high temperatures isn't really a priority.
I'm interested to hear everyone's inputs on what their brake pad experiences are and what their preffered pad is?
Also thought some debate on here would be nice to see again...