Gold Label HD Brake Pads

(18 customer reviews )

$34.99

Specifically designed for heavier e-bikes and riders. Reap the benefit of our fade-resistant ceramic-based Gold Label HD brake pad with a risk-free 30-Day Guarantee and free same-day shipping.

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Modulation coupled with longevity

Our Gold Label HD ceramic brake pad was designed with e-mountain bikes & heavier riders in mind. Made with proprietary blends of Kevlar®, MTX CeraEVO® ceramic materials and other Japan-sourced additives and modifiers, we are bringing the performance benefit of ceramic to the cycling industry.

Durability - Our Gold Label HD ceramic is built for heavy bikes, heavy riders and extreme terrain.
Fade-Resistance - A compound created to offer incredible protection over heat-induced brake fade
Control - Maintain feeling and control at the lever all while maximizing power and heat-management

Who is the Gold Label HD compound for?

Right compound for the conditions

01.
eMTBs
The heavier weight of a eMTB or e-bike in general, requires brake pad material that has a higher tolerance to heat and wear.
02.
The clydesdales
If you’re 200+ pounds, this really is the performance brake pad compound you’ve been looking for.
03.
Steep terrain / long descents
Choose Gold Label HD to eliminate brake-fade, while maintaining outstanding modulation in adverse terrain.

Why buy from MTX Braking?

Feel confident in our die-hard level of testing, a product guarantee, and help when you need it.

Developed in Utah

All of our products go through countless R&D miles to make certain we fully believe in what we sell.

30 Day Guarantee

If you don't feel the Red Label RACE brake pads are outstanding, send them back for a refund.

Free Shipping

Any product, any amount. Free shipping makes it easier to get the parts you need.

Gold Label HD thoughts & opinions

The following are mostly snippets of longer reviews accessible from the Reviews link above.

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

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

Mike –
Mike –

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

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

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

Gold Label HD vs. Red Label RACE

Gold Label HD is geared for eMTBs and heavier weight with a focus on heat-resistance and durability. Red Label RACE is for all-out performance with a shorter lifespan.

Gold Label HD

Choose Gold Label HD when riding an eMTB / e-bike and/or if you are in the Clydesdale rider category. This product is for those who prioritize durability & fade-resistance in their brake pads.

Red Label RACE

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.

Brake longer with zero fade with Gold Label HD brake pads

Ceramic Technology

Ceramic compounds in brake pads have long-since been the premium option in automotive racing; we wanted to tap into that knowledge & technology and bring those friction benefits to the mtb space.

Our MTX CeraEVO (pronounced "sarah-e-voe") encompasses the knowledge from the automotive field, but maintains other vital properties needed for your mountain bike (such as a higher awareness of heat-resistance given the often-very-thin material on all mtb brake pads).

Stronger than Steel

While the use of Kevlar® by DuPont™ certainly isn't proprietary, it is still noteworthy and a significant part of the durability of the MTX Gold Label HD brake pad.

Kevlar® is a synthetic aramid that has outstanding heat-resistance properties relevant to braking products; for example, Kevlar will resist any degree of breaking down up to 850°F.

A brief explanation of what goes into the Gold Label HD

The ceramic ingredients

01

Kevlar®

A proprietary blend of German-made Kevlar® & copper fibers

02

MTX CERAevo®

Our own proprietary blend of ceramic materials

03

Resins

Heat-resistant resin materials sourced from Japan

04

Lubrication Modifiers

Additives sourced from Japan

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Friction Modifiers

Additives sourced from Japan

Wes M.

Customer from the PNW

They've lasted longer than my SRAM sintered, have better bite, and make less noise.

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Applications

Hayes Dominion A4 – GL260, Hope E4 – GL220, Hope E4 – RL220, Hope V4 – GL230, Magura MT2/MT4/MT6/MT8 – RL195, Magura MT5 / MT7 – GL205, Shimano 4-piston ALL – TRP – GL131, Shimano 4-piston ALL – TRP – RL131, Shimano Deore – GL111, Shimano Road / XTR 9100 – GL141, Shimano Road / XTR 9100 – RL141, Shimano XT / XTR / SLX 2-piston – GL121, SRAM AXS / Red / Level Ult GL160, SRAM Code – GL185, SRAM Code – RL185, SRAM G2 Guide / Avid XO Trail – GL175, SRAM Red / Level Ultimate – RL170, Shimano Deore – RL111, Shimano XT / XTR / SLX 2-piston – RL121, SRAM G2 Guide / Avid XO Trail – RL175, SRAM Level / Avid Elixir – RL165

18 reviews for Gold Label HD Brake Pads

  1. Wes M

    My son’s Stumpy has SRAM Code 200/200 brakes; I have SRAM Guide R 200/180.  I stop better than he does, so he’s convinced.  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.

  2. Michael

    I put these on my XC hard tail race bike with SLX 7000 brakes, and they now feel very similar to my XT 8000 equipped full suspension bike. 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.

  3. Mike

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

  4. Miguel H

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

  5. Joe

    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.

  6. Phatty Dyer

    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

  7. Keith Yamabe

    Very strong initial bite. Made the saints grab harder than it did before. Went on a 3000ft descent without any brake fade and without any noise. With such a strong bite, you can do all your braking really close to the entry point of the corner. With pads costing less than OEM and performing better than OEM, I will continue to buy mtx pads.

  8. John

    Put these on my ebike. I’m a 220 expert enduro racer and these pads made a huge difference. More braking power than the Shimano semi-metallic and quite and initial bite like organic pads. Best of both worlds. Awesome product and huge upgrade as I like to ride steep, techy stuff and not being able to stop has always been on the back of my mind, not anymore.

  9. Jeff

    They’re awesome!!! I have hundreds of miles on them now and they’ve worked amazing from runs down Mammoth Mtn to laps on my local trails, they are silent and the modulation is nothing short of amazing! I still have the original gold sets in and have purchased a red set to try next! I have told all the buddies I ride with and many of them are running them now too! Thank you for the original hook up, word of mouth is working!

  10. Phil

    Great confidence boosting, strong stopping brake pads with less effort. I previously rode Shimano J04C metallic pads for years, IMO these bite better. I would estimate, maybe 30-35% better. For me, these take a little bit longer to bed in, maybe a couple more DH descents, but worth the wait. I’m about 190 lbs with gear, non-ebike and have no problem with these. I don’t notice brake squeal while riding and don’t have any problem with modulation. I love how the price point begs me to buy more. For sure, I will get more for my Saint calipers and these will be my go to over OEM.

  11. Spencer Thompson

    I’m the guy who was losing his mind over screeching brakes a while back. I ended up buying some new “Gold” pads from MXT Braking, which not only solved the problem, but made my brakes substantially better. I liked them so much I got a set for my wife, and HER RIDING SPEED IMPROVED! She says that she has a lot more confidence in her brakes, so she feels better about going faster. Best replacement parts I’ve ever bought, recommend you get some too. Also some of the best customer service I’ve ever experienced, did an extensive online “chat” with Ben, who advised me what to buy then sent them out the same day, got here in 2 days.

  12. E-MtnBiker

    Ok, bought the Gold pads over the winter and finally got out to try them. They are as advertised, nice and quiet and feel great too. Haven’t been this happy about brake pads ever! Thnx to MTX for making a great product.

  13. Mike

    This is my second set of pads for my ebike. Got my first set over a year ago, probably 1,000+ miles since then. Rear pads just starting to show significant wear now, maybe a little bit of noise now and then. Excellent stopping power for a heavier bike!

  14. Eric S

    Ordered the Gold HD pads to replace the stock TRP pads. First ride I was blown away by the performance! Quiet, tons of power and easy to modulate! Perfect fit from the OEM pads. The power was impressive especially for a 55lb eBike. Going to order these for all of my bikes! Thank you!

  15. Don P

    Great response team. Fast shipping. Superior product. Satisfied with a set of Gold for my SRAM Guide, and just received another Gold set for my Magura MT5. Flew over handle bar first time out on both sets. Be prepared for extreme stopping power. So quiet, it sneaks up on you. Thanks for great service, delivery and product MTX team!!

  16. John

    50 miles on the Gold 131’s front and rear on a Giant Trance E+Pro 2021 3, 29er. Avg 23 miles a day at Corner Canyon, even 98 degree days the brakes are amazing. I’m a brake dragger, the front rotor appears to have ‘some’ flutter, the back is fine, wonder if it’s smart to replace the rotor as it bends easily. 700 miles total on the e bike, thrilled to see your brakes featured in Go Ride SLC these days.

  17. Stuart

    Just a quick thank you for the pads. I’ve them on my ibis ripmo using Shimano xt brakes.
    What a difference!! Amazing performance, I like my brakes sharp and these pads are hands down the best that I’ve used.  Better power now than my saints! Pemberton has some long descents with lots of braking and I don’t get fade with these pads. Looking forward to putting a set on the saints on my Ebike.

  18. Mark Maxwell

    These pads are a really good upgrade. I feel like I have far greater control over my bike with these. I’ve ridden every pad material. This was the stuff I was looking for.

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