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L04C-MF Metal Disc pads w/Cooling Fins

Mfg PartNum:IBPL04CMFA
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Shimano's Ultimate Wintertime Metallic Pad

Cooler brakes stop more reliably, and Shimano's Flat Mount L04C Metallic Ice-Tech Disc Brake Pads use both cooling Ice Technology and a metal construction to provide the highest all-around stopping power in Shimano's line.

On their own, metallics are reliably effective in wet or dry conditions, lasting easily twice as long as their resin counterparts. The pads' Ice Tech distinction refers to an additional radiation fin pad, made with an aluminum and stainless steel fin that improves the pads' ability to stay cool under hard braking.

If you're running Ultegra BR-RS805 or 105-level RS505 hydraulic disc brakes on your bike and want a go-to wintertime pad for wet, muddy and gritty conditions. This is the one.


  • Brake pads for consistent stopping power, even in the heat
  • Ice technology helps dissipate heat to keep braking power up
  • Metallic compound for reliable stopping in wet or dry
  • Radiation fin pad moves heat outwards to keep pads cool
  • Compatible with Shimano BR-RS805 and BR-RS505 brakes
  • Aluminum, stainless steel compound
  • Sold as a set for one brake. Buy two sets to complete both front and rear brakes
  • Intended use: road cycling
  • Weight: 26g

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Brake Pad Type: Disc 


Brake Type: Disc 


Mfg PartNum: IBPL04CMFA 

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They provide stops, but also squawks.
by Nobleviola
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Very loud when wet. Also a fair amount of noise when dry. I'll try the resin version next time.

Reviewed 6/19/2020
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Good deal
by Rourkenroll
PDX Oregon
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Love these pads since I cook right through the resin ones. Well priced and last 3 time longer for me...

Reviewed 8/3/2020
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Great pads, only have noise when clamping down on wet rotors at slow speeds
by Geek commuter
Daily Commuter
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

On my second pair of these pads and don't really have any complaints. One issue I did have was when the shop replaced my front RT-99 rotor with the cheaper RT-81 rotor. This resulted in a ton of noise and squeaks when braking. Switched back to RT-99 rotor and problems went away.

Reviewed 10/27/2017
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Solid brake pads, but heat up relatively quickly and get squeaky.
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

These are great brake pads but I feel that after moderate use they get squeaky from heat. I would still buy again but squeaky brake pads are annoying.

Reviewed 7/13/2017
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Much prefer these to resin
by Kielbasa
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

After getting 1,000 miles on the resin pads that came with my Ultegra calipers, I decided to try the metal pads. After my first ride, I knew I'd never go back to resin pads again. I spent a lot of time to make sure they were installed correctly and centered. I have zero issues with noise and feel that my stopping power is phenomenal. I mostly ride in dry, high altitude conditions and have not tried them in the rain yet, but I'm very pleased with these pads and hope they last longer than my set of resin ones.

Reviewed 10/3/2020
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Wake up the town
by CH
Vancouver, WA
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Got these along with new rotors for my rainwinter bike.

Yes they'll stop your bike well, but they squeal so loud, they can be heard for miles. Stick with the resin.

Reviewed 1/27/2019
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