For more than twenty years, CME has been a dominant force in motorcycle brakes with a list of national and world championship winners using its brakes and other performance parts. CME users include American Arena Cross Champion Buddy Antunez and World Champion Joel Smets. CME has also manufactured brake disc systems and brake pad sets for leading mountain bike system manufacturers such as Cannondale, Hope Technology, Magura, Hayes, Avid, and Shimano.
Founded in 1978, CME Brakes Group became a pioneer in the market for motorcycle disc brake pads. Since then, CME Brakes has grown to become a global group with strengths in all areas of the brake industry. Having successfully dominated the motorcycle industry with majority market shares in most western markets, CME Brakes has developed a wide range of mountain brakes. bicycles, cars, race and rally cars, vans, trucks, buses, commercial vehicles, and even mainline locomotives.
CME Brakes divides its brake disc system and brake pad sets into different categories, namely: Greenstuff, Yellowstuff, Redstuff, and Bluestuff.
“Greenstuff” is a high friction organic aramid based pad with a very low metal content that becomes strong from the first brake pedal application, with no disc damage and minimal brake dust. It is for fast and heavy use on the street, brakes well from the cold and withstands even temperatures above 650 degrees Celsius. “Greenstuff” has a high initial braking effect and gives drivers confidence from the first brake pedal application. There is no such thing as a NO DUST pad. The very nature of how a brake works requires that some dust be generated to prevent rotor vibration (jitter). The EBC pad generates less dust and the dust washes away more easily than most. All pads generate more dust as they settle, especially if the rotors are worn.
“Greenstuff” is used to replace high-friction brake pads, which are prone to front-to-rear brake imbalance. An example of the application of this technology is the 6000 Series 4×4 SUV / Light Truck brakes. An excellent solution for 4×4 use, this heavy duty “Greenstuff” formula has slightly less friction than its counterparts but has the benefit of longer life and better resistance to dusty and sandy off-road conditions. It has an extremely low rotor wear factor and a medium to good service life.
“Yellowstuff” coded Yellowstuff 1793 is the name of the latest CME full race formula currently used in racing in Europe. Although it is a complete race material and capable of being used at high temperatures with very good wear life, this new formulation sets a new trend in race brake pad compounds. The “bite” of the cold is excellent, which is rare with racing materials (which normally require warm-up) and makes this a pad that can be used safely both on the road and on the race track. It has a nominal coefficient of friction of 0.46 with zero rotor damage and little dust. Since “Yellowstuff” was introduced in late 2003, it has received many positive reviews from high-performance drivers of faster cars like the Subaru Impreza WRX. It emits much less dust than semi-metallic pads and has been shown to stop a saloon 13 meters faster than OEM pads at 100 mph / 160 km / h.
“Redstuff”, on the other hand, is a high-performance semi-metallic road material used in saloon racing, having won the Slick 50 Saloon Car Championship with Ian Mitchell’s Honda in 1997. It was widely used by many racing teams. in 1999. “Redstuff” is recommended for highway use, only in cars that have 200BHP +. CME Brakes’ most durable material “Bluestuff” has a slightly lower coefficient of friction than its green, yellow and red counterparts, but offers a much longer life and is suitable for endurance races of up to six hours. in most types of saloons. .
For SUVs, CME designed a quiet pad that will stop faster and last longer with almost zero brake dust. Called the “best SUV front pad,” the 7000 Series SUV Supreme does not include any steel fibers and therefore no dust sticks or sticks to the wheel alloys.
CME also featured its drilled and slotted sports rotors, special disc alloys designed to have wider grooves that actually draw cool air across the pad surface, keeping the pads and rotors cooler. They also push out dust, dirt, and hot gases better than fine grooves, which are prone to rust buildup. Blind drilled holes break down surface gases when braking for speed, but do not weaken the rotor cross section, reducing the chance of rotors cracking over time and heavy use.
CME has proven itself in the field of performance brake parts, and it will appear that it will continue to set the class with its innovative line of brake pad systems.