We are MTX Braking. Creators of high-performance braking products for mountain bikes and road bikes.

Brake pads headline the show

Our ceramic brake pads are a performance upgrade, not just a common wear item.

Red Label RACE

Power, modulation & silence.

Choose Red Label RACE when the priority is all-out performance and absolute silence.

Gold Label HD

Durability, fade-resistance & control

Choose Gold Label HD for maximum durability & fade-resistance. Designed for the weight of eMTBs.

Customer reviews

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.

I finally got a couple good rides in on the Red pads. All I can say… DAMN. I’ve never felt pads with such strong and consistent bite, but still able to modulate the power. The lever pressure needed from my M8020 XT brakes is much less and feels better as I don’t have to pull too deep into the lever travel. I’m not sure if this was intentional for the design of the pads, but they are thicker than Shimano pads which takes up some of the excess free stroke that plagues XT brakes.

Zane
Zane

5 frikkin stars! Slapped these on this morning, bedded them in, and rode lifts at Deer Valley all day. Much better modulation than Shimano pads. Silent and powerful! Well done MTX! I’ve got some coming for the wife’s bike too!

Brian
Brian

I think these might be the most noticeable upgrade I’ve ever made to a bike — more so than carbon wheels, new rubber, upgraded damper, etc. I run Code RSC brakes which are already excellent brakes, but swapping in a set of Red Label Race pads totally changed the way the bike rides.

Andrew
Andrew

Dead quiet, great power, super consistent. I’ll never buy another pad! I tried out 1 set at first, and after 1 ride I ordered the second set. Do yourself a favor and try them out. You won’t regret it!

Andrew G.
Andrew G.

I have to say how amazing these gold pads are in my ebike. Absolute confidence in them and no fade at all. Just constant and consistent stopping power. That’s impressive for an ebike bombing down the wasatch crest where I’ve overheated my xc bike pads before. Whatever your doing to make these it’s working!

Phatty Dyer
Phatty Dyer

The pads feel awesome! Not quite as much power as the sintered sram pads, but much better modulation and ALOT quieter!

Were you able to send us a dealer code to our shop email yet? We’ll probably order some soon!

Thomas
Thomas

I love these on my xc bike and looking forward to them on my wife and I’s trail bikes!

Dustin
Dustin

Installed a set on my Trek Powerfly ebike, after a buddy recommended them. Excellent stopping power, super quiet. I’m a fan!

Mike –
Mike –

I ordered the red label pads and have been riding them for few weeks now, and let me say I love these pads! Quiet and powerful! I’m not sure about longevity yet but I have plenty of confidence they will last. Honestly if they don’t I’ll give the Golds a try. Quick shipping, quick responses, great customer service! I’m telling you that these guys are top notch!

Casey
Casey

The pads are silent, do not lose clamping power from heat, and the modulation is perfect. You can just keep slowly squeezing the front brake lever ’til the rear tire starts to come off the ground. I’m not on an e-bike, but run the Gold pads as I weight 220+15lb pack, then the bike. Thanks for the great product and choices.

Joe
Joe

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.

Chet
Chet

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.

Dan
Dan

Hey guys, I received the gold shiny brake pads and installed in my nuke proof mega, I’m deeply pleased with the performance, thx.

Miguel H
Miguel H

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.

Aubrey
Aubrey

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.

Jeremy H.
Jeremy H.

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.

Jeremy
Jeremy

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.

Sam
Sam

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.

Wes M.
Wes M.

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.

Michael
Michael

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.

Bryan
Bryan

Pads are in; just took it out for a test ride. Love the bite they have for not being a metallic pad.

Ruben
Ruben

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.

Brian Baker
Brian Baker

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

Chris
Chris

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.

Nathan
Nathan

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.

Mat Harris
Mat Harris

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!

Ryan K
Ryan K

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.

Tony Dalton
Tony Dalton

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!

Robert
Robert

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.

Justin
Justin

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.

Wesley Rasmussen
Wesley Rasmussen

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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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