Shimano Road Disc Brake Pad
The Shimano L05A-RF Disc Brake Pads are official replacements for all Shimano resin brake pads.
Fits Shimano models: BR-M8110, BR-M7110, BR-R9170, BR-R8070, BR-R7070, BR-4770, BR-RS805, BR-RS505, BR-RS405, BR-RS305, BR-U5000, BR-RX810, BR-RX400
- 50% more wear resistance than previous model (L03A-RF)
- Alloy radiator cooling fins increase pad life and reduce brake fade
- Compatible with Dura-Ace, Ultegra, 105, Tiagra, and GRX disc brakes
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Mfg PartNum: EBPL05ARFA
Resin Pad - Cooling Fins
Brake Type: Disc
Brake Pad Type: Disc
Once you get these pads set up right, they are powerful in both dry and wet conditions. That being said, you need to make sure that you bed the pads in correctly before going on a proper ride. There are a plethora of different youtube videos about this topic, but generally speaking, you want to get up to a decent speed (maybe 15 mph), engage the brake gradually until you are down to around 5 mph, release the brake BEFORE YOU LOCK UP THE WHEEL, and repeat the process at least 10x per brake.
Learn a lesson from me and avoid squeaky/not effective braking. Fear not, I was able to sand off the glazing on my pads and rectify the situation without too much fuss.
Awesome stopping power and quiet too, combined with the new DA rotors I have complete confidence in my brakes. I weigh about 210lbs and the only time I have to squeeze the levers hard is when Iï¿½m going downhill at 30mph or more and come up to a red light or a stop sign.
During the pandemic service parts were in short supply, so I couldn't find genuine brake pads for an upcoming gravel event. The LBS recommend "ceramic" pads they say they've used with great success and customers were happy with ...fine, they worked and seemed ok, so I just forgot about them and got through the pandemic on them.
Recently a got an email notice from BTD that genuine Shimano pads were back in stock AND it happened there was a flash sale also, so I figured since I was getting the Revolt prepped for the '23 gravel season, why not just go ahead and freshen up the bike with new pads too ???????
O... M... G!!!! After bedding them in, I cannot believe the difference in outright power, modulation & gain, resistance to fading and they're quiet ??
I'll never ever go with anything else, these are the pads to go with period you won't be disappointed ????
What a wonderful improvement over the 03!!! Better stopping power, better modulation, and quiet. Bedded without much fuss -- just careful at the end of a stop for a little while. And, did I mention, no more squealing?
This pad replaced the L03A pads, which replaced the L02A pads. Shimano states that this is a further improvement. Fit wise, it is. Time will tell if stopping power or wear is improved. For now, no issues with the new pads.