K5-LX SERIES

DESCRIPTION:

The K5-LX sintered compound is optimal for striving pro level off-road racers who demand great braking performance and pad life. It is recommended for off-road riders who are looking for a competitive edge and great stopping power.

The K5-LX series is designed for low abrasive interaction with the rotor, long life and self-cleaning capabilities necessary for off-road riding conditions. Additionally, the K5-LX rear brake pads feature a stainless-steel heat shield for thermal isolation.

Friction materials contain metal-ceramic with a very sophisticated bronze-graphite and a full-metal formulation with fine friction particles to achieve optimal friction properties.

K5-LX brake pads formulation

FEATURES:

  • High static friction coefficient
  • Good abrasive resistance
  • Thermal stability up to 500C, and even up to 750C over a short term
  • Self cleaning capability
  • Low abrasive interaction with the brake rotor material
  • Three(3) times +/- longer operational life compared to organic and Kevlar composite materials

RANGE OF APPLICATION:

  • Developed for high level and demanding off-road riders
  • On off-road bikes and ATV
  • Can be used on both front and rear brakes
  • When using on front brakes, there could be higher abrasion on the pads
  • K5-LX is used by motocross and enduro riders on world championships

MATERIAL OPERATING PARAMETERS:

  • Specific pressure: P < 2.0 Mpa
  • Sliding velocity: V < 20 m.s-1
  • Constant maximum temp: 500C
  • Short time maximum temp.: 750C
  • Counter-surfaces: steel disks

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS ABOUT GOLDFREN BRAKE PADS

  • All the GOLDfren brake pads are made with sintered metal-ceramic and ceramic-carbon friction materials
  • Sintered brake pads offer no brake fade when operating at high temperatures and in wet conditions
  • Sintered brake pads provide superior stopping power and longer life compared to other brake pad types such as: carbon organic, organic, or semi-metallic organic
  • Sintered brake pads are made by fusing together metallic particles under high temperatures and pressure using a pressed powdered-metal technology
  • GOLDfren is a pioneer in sintering, using advanced and progressive powder metallurgy methods
  • Designed for both wet and dry applications
  • Sintered brake pads deliver exceptional braking performance and durability under the most demanding conditions
  • All the materials used are lead and asbestos free
  • GOLDfren® is the brand for high-end quality aftermarket performance disc brakes
  • Compound series  available are: AD, S3, K1, K5, K5-LX, S33, GP5, GP6, PG7
  • Application of each compound is based on our brake pad application chart or the rider's preference and riding style
  • The sintered friction material is soldered to the copper lined steel backing plate, hence, separation (which can happen with organic pads) is virtually impossible

NOTES:

  • Replacement of brake pads should be done in dry clean conditions and preferably by a professionally qualified person. If the friction material comes in contact with oil or brake fluid and the liquid soaks into the pores of the friction material, a catastrophic decrease in friction coefficient (braking performance) could occur
  • Please beware that sintered brake pads require a bed-in period after installation. Allow some extra braking distance during the bed-in period. For more information on bedding your brake pads see our FAQs page #6
  • Braking performance is significantly influenced by the quality of the braking surface of the Disc rotor; also by the age and quality of the brake fluid, and by the correct choice of complementary type of brake pad
  • To achieve the perfect brake effect, we recommend using GOLDfren brake pads in conjunction with GOLDfren rotors and brake lines because of its excellent quality common friction properties
  • Brake with the GOLDfren products!

CAUTION !!

Braking effects are affected by a range of factors:
The condition and age of the brake fluid; the condition of the brake caliper; the condition and quality of the brake lines; the condition of the brake disc....