Top Pads: Brembo, NRS Brakes

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. –, a site dedicated to providing news and reviews – on a neutral basis – of performance vehicles available in North America, has put Brembo and NRS Brakes products at the head of its list of top eight aftermarket brake pad brands for 2021.

The reason for compiling the list of top aftermarket brake pads according to Dim Angelov who wrote the piece about brake pads is “ . . . they eventually wear out . . . Since the aftermarket is vast for such parts, both in terms of brands and types, finding the ideal option for you might be difficult. Because of this, we have compiled a list of the best brake pads on the market.”

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The publication put Brembo on top and said about the Italian brand:

When it comes to brakes, few brands have a reputation like the one of Brembo. This goes especially for their more performance-oriented products. Brembo’s brake pads are designed for optimal braking power, even in more extreme driving conditions. Because of this, you can expect reduced braking distance, coupled with consistent performance and quiet work.

In the piece Angelov referred to the galvanized steel used in the production of the NRS Brakes pads as distinguishing the Canadian pads — which finished second — from the pack:

Galvanized steel is a rarity in the brake pad world, and this is exactly why these NRS Galvanized Brake Pads are on the list. The brand has a very long history of supplying manufacturers with high-grade products. Nowadays, those products are available to the public as well. This means that NRS Brakes pads are available in various sizes, for various vehicles. Moreover, the pads are galvanized, which means the entire steel is covered with zinc which fights off corrosion. NRS Brakes’ galvanized steel ensures that the steel does not deteriorate. This means, the NRS brake pads the longest lasting currently on the market. They also use the patented SHARK-Metal technology instead of a simple adhesive, to mechanically attach the friction pad to the plate. In addition, NRS tests their brake pads beyond the standard OEM requirements.

The other eight brands listed by, in order of selection, were: Wagner Quick Stop Ceramic Brake Pads, Bosch Quietcast Premium Ceramic Brake Pads, Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Brake Pads, Power Stop Z23 Evolution Sport Brake Pads, Bosch Blue Brake Pads, and KFE Ultra Quiet Advanced Premium Ceramic Brake Pads.

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The article includes numerous images as well as sections on brake-pad construction and answers to very common questions.

The entire article can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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