GALFER Introduces a New Brake Pad Compound for Electric Bikes

The new G1652 compound, violet colored, stands out for its resistance to high temperatures, braking power, durability, and quiet braking.

GALFER BIKE is launching a new brake pad semi-metallic compound developed specifically for electric bikes. E-bikes are heavier and faster than other bikes because they incorporate an electric engine that provides higher inertia.

The new GALFER G1652 brake pads, and the new oversized brake disc DB007W, arrive to the market to address braking issues on many e-bikes with stock brakes that usually offer inadequate performance, causing overheating and resulting in ineffective brakes and excess wear.

GALFER BIKE is one of the first brands in the world to include a brake pad compound specific for e-bike users.

The GALFER G1652 brake pads will be available to buy from October 2018 for the following brake references and models:

  • FD293G1652 (Shimano Deore)
  • FD426G1652 (Shimano Zee/Saint/XTR 4 piston)
  • FD436G1652 (Magura MT2/4/6/8)
  • FD451G1652 (Formula R Series)
  • FD452G1652 (Shimano XT 2014-/XTR 2 piston)
  • FD455G1652 (Avid/SRAM Code R)
  • FD459G1652 (SRAM Guide)
  • FD469G1652 (SRAM Level TLM/Ultimate)
  • FD487G1652 (Magura MT5/7)
  • FD513G1652 (SRAM Level T/TL)


GALFER is a leading manufacturer of friction materials and components for braking systems for the automobile, motorcycling, and bicycle sectors.

Since our company was founded in 1952, we have been known for being at the forefront of innovation, quality and organization. Today we link our experience and tradition to new technologies, cutting-edge materials and the most advanced management systems.

To stay at the forefront of the market and to get to know in depth the needs for the industry, the R&D department at GALFER works closely with top-level competition teams.

All our products are strictly tested for quality to guarantee its safety. We are so committed with quality regulations that our quality controls exceed the ECE R-90 standards.

GALFER business philosophy is based on the values that led us to become a world leader in braking systems. There’s only a thing that our brakes cannot stop: the speed at which we enter the future.

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