About EBC Brakes
HISTORY SO FAR... For over twenty years now, EBC has been the dominant force in motorcycle brakes all over the world, with the list of national and world championship winners using EBC products looking like the who’s who of racing. EBC Brakes have been used by the last three successive World Super Sport Champions in motorcycle road-racing alone.
OFF ROAD EBC continues to dominate with Arena Cross US Champion Buddy Antunez clinching four US titles using EBC Brakes and World Champion Joel Smets signing up in 2001 for a fifth successive year with the EBC product, due to its quality and performance.
On the Mountain Bike Scene, thanks to the help of multiple gold-medalist, downhill pro Steve Peat, EBC is the dominating aftermarket supplier, manufacturing disc brake pads for premier mountain bike system-builders such as Cannondale, Hope Technology, Magura, Hayes, Avid, and Shimano - to mention a few. EBC also manufacture a full range of kart pads.
EBC launched its AUTOMOTIVE range of disc brake pads in the late 80’s and their rise to success in the European market has been nothing less than meteoric. The future certainly looks bright for EBC Brakes based on this well-founded history of championship winning quality and know-how in disc pad manufacture.
"Green Stuff" is the name coined to describe EBC's current sport automotive pad. A high friction Aramid-based organic pad with very low metallic content that comes on strong from first application of the brake pedal, without disc damage and minimal brake dust. Recommended for road use and hillclimb only.
"Red Stuff", EBC's semi-metallic high performance road material made a flying start in saloon car racing, having clinched the Slick 50 Saloon Car Championship with the Honda of Ian Mitchell in 1997, with extensive use by many race teams going into 1999 on the Porsche 924 Championship cars, and on European Citroen Saxo and BMW class racing. Now only recommended for road use in cars with 200BHP+.
"Yellow Stuff" is the name for EBC’s latest full race formulation which is currently in race use in Europe and was the choice of 1999/2000/2001 series winners Nick Reynolds and Martin Bell in the BMW Class, Westfield and S2000 Championships in 2002.
EBC's longest lasting endurance grade material "Blue Stuff" has a slightly lower friction coefficient than its counterparts Green, Yellow and Red but delivers far longer life and is suitable for endurance races up to six hours in duration on most types of saloon cars. It is obviously the drivers responsibility to evaluate the pad lifetime before undertaking any types of race use.