CL Brakes “Car” product range is the result of the experience acquired in competions but also thanks and years of development in aviation, rail, motorcycles as well as on the perfect mastery of our insdustrial process. – CL BRAKES, a specific brake pad for each application.
Average friction coefficient µ= 0,4.
The newest compound in our range, the RC5+, was developed for light weight vehicles or racing in low grip conditions (street tires, gravel, mud, snow, water, etc.).
An excellent all-round compound, it offers moderate friction levels, low noise, is easy on OEM discs, and has excellent cold stopping power. Additionally, it can be used on the rear axle of vehicles to change the brake bias where standard bias adjustment is not possible.
Works where Pagid RS42 and Ferodo DS2500 are used
Average friction coefficient µ= 0,5.
Our original compound, RC6 was designed to apply to a wide range of motorsports, from rally to circuit. It has a high and very flat friction level and can be used successfully in almost every type of race car. Low compressibility provides a stiff pedal which greatly increases feedback and allows for easier modulation. It can also be used in the front or rear axle combined with the RC8 or RC5 to adjust bias.
Works where Pagid RS14 and Ferodo DS3000 are used.
Average friction coefficient: µ=0,46.
New in 2008, the RC6 Endurance was designed to offer very low pad and disc wear rates without sacrificing friction levels. Need pads to last 6, 12 or even 24, hours. Look no further than the RC6E. The RC6E boasts the same easy bed-in and stable friction levels as all other CL Brakes compounds.
Works where Pagid RS29 and Ferodo DS1-11 are used.
Average friction compound: µ=0,6.
Developed in 2006, the RC8 compound boasts CL Brakes highest friction level and is used in top-tier motorsports such as WRC, WTCC, NASCAR, ZA V8, AWD GrpN, etc. Extremely high friction levels allow shorter stopping distances and the flat torque curve provides excellent modulation to prevent wheel lockup.The RC8 was designed to be used only with other CL Brakes compounds.
Works where Pagid RS15 and Ferodo DSUno are used.
CL Brakes – The most user-friendly brake pads ever developed
For professional drivers to club racers, brake pad choice is based on experience and feel. A flat torque curve, immediate release, and low compressibility are often must-have attributes. For those of us who aren’t as well funded or experienced, pad choice usually comes down to a few more fundamental issues.
Most importantly, you want your car to work reliably at the track with no hassles. When you spend $500 for a weekend motorsport event, you don’t want to waste time in the pits chasing brake problems. The most relevant brake pad concerns for the typical enthusiast include:
“Will they fade after hammering them for a 20+ minute session?”
“Will they cause distracting judders or vibrations?”
“Will they burn up so fast that I’ll have to buy another set for my next event?”
Unfortunately, most manufacturers dance around these issues and focus on the mundane nuances of their product. Shaving three feet from your stopping distance might be extremely important on the last lap of a sprint race, but most of us are more concerned about not chasing vibrations or having to perform intricate bed-in rituals all day. Fun at the track comes from the time spent behind the wheel, not carrying out brake repairs.
It’s from this perspective that the CL Brakes Sintered Brake Pad line was developed. Our objective is to provide the most user-friendly brake pads available. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to worry about bed-in, vibrations, gobs of corrosive brake dust, and extreme pad and rotor wear rates? That’s exactly what you can do week after week with CL Brakes’ new Sintered Racing Pads.