14 Jul 2011
July 14, 2011

Brakes for Racing

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Racing requires much higher quality of brake components than normal street use. The Brakes need to be able to handle heat better, last longer, stop faster and not to damage the opposing surfaces or discs/rotors. EBC Oversize MX disc kits and MXS or EPFA disc pads have been a massive success with privateers.

EBC Brakes specialises in brakes for racing for all kinds of vehicles ranging from mountain bike race brakes to motorcycle and ATV race brakes and up to brakes for racing in cars.

Mountain Bike downhill racing brakes were pioneered by EBC brakes in the early days with Hope Technology and were developed by world Champion Steve Peat. The EBC Red grade of Mountain bike brakes for racing are detailed here… Mountain Bike brakes.

Motocross brakes for racing by EBC have been universally adopted by top professionals around the world and encouraged EBC Brakes to be a co sponsor of the USA Supercross series. The most used material for race use on Moto X bikes is the MXS series sintered pad or the new EPFA Extreme Pro sintered race grade pads.

Superbike Racing was another area EBC developed and dominated in the earlier years with its initiation of the Superstock series designed for spec changes only on Street based high engine size superbikes. This led to the development of the EBC sintered pad range including the EPFA Extreme Pro Grade and the latest and great EBC Brakes sintered GPFA range.

Brakes for Racing used on cars in closed circuit full race and trackday events is another area where EBC Brakes had a lot to offer such as the Yellowstuff grade pads for lighter cars which has been used by almost every entrant of the UK Miata series in 2010 and 2011 including the series winners and the new Bluestuff NDX trackday and race pads.

When considering brakes for racing there is no SINGLE solution and in 2011 EBC was put to the test to develop a race compound for the all conquering Nissan Skyline GTR which with its massive rotors, wide wheels limiting the airflow to the brake discs, low mass (being a hub and bell unit) of iron into which to dissipate heat this called for fresh ideas from the R and D team at EBC Brakes and the optimum race brakes designed were the new EBC Orangestuff range, due for launch as the first full brakes for racing from EBC in September 2011.

Early tests of the new Orangestuff EBC compound has shown higher friction and reduced fade compared to even the Bluestuff NDX grade on faster cars. EBC Orangestuff is however a race only material and not suitable for highway use, neither is it ECE R 90 approved or ever likely to be. Orangestuff is purely a brake pad for race use.

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  1. […] Brakes for Racing – EBC Brakes Mountain Bike downhill racing brakes were pioneered by EBC brakes in the early days with Hope Technology and were developed by world Champion Steve Peat. The EBC Red grade of Mountain bike brakes for racing are detailed […]


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