We are MTX Braking. Creators of high-performance braking products for mountain bikes and road bikes.
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The product line
Brake pads headline the show
Our incredible ceramic brake pads kick off our braking component agenda, with much more coming.
Red Label RACE
For performance, power & feel
Ceramic brake pads for the racer, brake-snob and all-around power & performance fanatic.
Gold Label HD
Built for heavier bikes & riders
A premium ceramic brake pad specifically-designed for e-bikes and heavier riders.
Feedback from the trail
The input we have received so far has been exceedingly positive. We'd love to hear what you think as well.
This is the first bike I’ve owned with SRAM brakes. I wasn’t a fan. Noisy. Weak feel to them. Faded easily. I wanted to go back to Shimano. That is until I put on MTX Red Labels front and rear. WoW! What a difference these pads make. So quiet and the feel is amazing and the stopping power is on point!. I think I’ll keep my SRAM brakes and be perfectly happy, as long as I’m running MTX on them.
Instantly impressed. The noise level is almost non existent and I’ve been searching for quiet brakes forever. Will be changing my XC rig over as well.
Hey guys, I received the gold shiny brake pads and installed in my nuke proof mega, I’m deeply pleased with the performance, thx.
I have used my MT brake pads for awhile, and they are so responsive, quiet and reliable. have no negative feedback regarding their quality or reliability. I felt like they were definitely an entire new brake set once I added them to my setup.
I’ve been riding with your pads for a little while now and I can honestly say the difference is profound. They make the Codes, a great brake already, even better. The red brake pads are silent and the power they offer are unlike any others I’ve tried before. I will definitely be turning more people onto your products. Keep up the great work.
The biggest difference I noticed is how quiet they are especially in the wet. One of the trail systems here is really steep to where your dragging brake a lot. I was following a buddy whose pads were howling and mine were silent. Most 3rd party pads that I’ve tried before weren’t as good as the brake manufacturer but yours are.
The pads have such a unique feel to them. They have a distinctly soft initial bite, with loads of power readily available for when you want it. Much less aggression than the stock metal pads but all the grab when needed.
Fall is here along with the heavy rains so I’ll get to test them in wet conditions, but so far the pads are lasting longer than my OEM SRAM sintered (about 20% longer by my estimation), and they’re quieter and bite better as well. I’m absolutely sold on these pads.
Zero fade and they have greatly improved the overall braking. I can’t wait to get a set on my full suspension bike to see what they do for the braking. Great product and amazing customer service.
I got a set of these pads a couple of months back and they are fantastic! Stopping power is incredible and 100% better than the SRAM pads I replaced. The modulation on these pads are great but the best part of it is that they are dead quiet.
Pads are in; just took it out for a test ride. Love the bite they have for not being a metallic pad.
Way better feel at the lever – like the pads are softer but have insane power. And no break-in time like the full-metallics I usually run.
I put a set of Red labels in my wife’s Transition Smuggler with SRAM Level brakes. They really improved the stopping power of a low level brake system. Great bite and less fading. Highly recommended! Red labels will be going in my TRP Gspec right away
WOW I’m in love first they are silent, they have more control so smooth and the hold on the steep rock faces so good.
Put in some serious miles on these already (100 miles in a local dirt century race) and the biggest thing I noticed was how quiet they are. I’m used to hearing some squealing now and then. Not a peep from these pads.
I originally tried a pair of the MTX pads to get rid of a squealing brake, which it cured….completely! Then, on top of that, I realized I had better modulation and power, so I’m back to order another set for my other bike and my wife’s, they’re that good!
I have about 250 miles and 45k feet of descending on them in absolutely terrible weather for almost every ride. I’m super stoked on the performance of them.
I had Shimano XT 4-pistons for this new bike. YOUR PADS ARE EXACTLY WHAT SHIMANO BRAKES NEED. Its light and zappy feeling with the ability to drag lightly to really stick to the berms and rock shoots. I can’t believe MTX pads made the whole thing come together!
Coming from full metallic pad that are said to provide the best power, after trying these ceramic pads I noticed a slight increase in stopping power but more importantly they provided far more modulation.
I’m a big guy 6’6″ and upwards of 260lbs with a pack on. The feel is great, the power is great, that power doesn’t fade on long descents, and they don’t squeal like a banshee. For reference I’m running them in XTR M9120’s on a Transition Patrol.
@mtxbraking I wanted to let you know I have put some miles on your brake pads and they are amazing! I don’t think I have ever felt so much confidence in my brakes before!
First time swapping the pads out in my Shimano XTs and couldn’t believe the difference and improvement with the MTX pads! From the very first ride I noticed a significant improvement in my stopping power, but also in the brake lever feel and control in feeling super responsive.
MTX Braking getting it done. 100x more bite and power than the stock Guide pads. Braking later in corners and managing speed more smoothly at high speed.
My confidence on corners and steeps went up pretty drastically because of the confidence I had in the pads stopping power. Stoked to continue using these. I’m a convert.
Dead quiet. I rode them the other day in mixed wet/dusty conditions (perfect storms for howling brakes) and they never made any sound. It’s nice that my friends can’t hear when I’m braking.
I immediately had the modulation of SRAM and the stopping power and consistency of Shimano. I am definitely a brake snob and have run every type of brakes and pads there are and was impressed with how they felt.
First ride on your pads and couldn’t be more happy with how they performed. Mud, snow and water and these pads were quiet, strong…basically flawless. Awesome product.
I now have 60 miles and 10k of descending on them. The pads have been dead quiet so far. They seem more powerful than metallics I was on, but the power seems controlled. Before if I would brake late and get on the lever hard I’d over squeeze sometime and cut the tires loose. Just enough modulation/power onset with these pads to prevent that.
While I’ve gotten used to the ON/OFF feel my XT’s produce, I never truly liked the lack of modulation I experienced compared to other brakes. After a few weeks of saddle time, these MTX pads allow some great modulation at first bite while offering a detailed feel and stupid power to boot.
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Learn why we started the business, who we are and what we're setting out to do.
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The Brand Mission
Why We Created MTX Braking
The founders of MTX Braking and MTX Components have extensive backgrounds in powersports. In this category there are several strong aftermarket brands of braking products; in turn, the average consumer has many options and rarely purchases OEM braking components. For whatever reason, this isn’t the case in cycling, until now.
There is a huge opportunity for us to educate the average rider regarding which brake pad compound will best-suit their needs, along with the size of rotor necessary for the type of riding done and weight of the individual.
What We are Building
We are creating a line of braking components for mountain bikes and road bikes focused on an exciting brand built around competitive pricing and quality.
We are testing every brake pad down to the individual compound, every rotor, every part. All of our products will pass our high standards before we release them to you. I want to build a strong brand around our product line and give people cost-effective, high-quality options beyond OEM.
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