The Wave design was invented by Galfer in the early 90’s to solve the problem of water and mud on brake rotor surfaces of trial competition motorcycles. As they developed the design, they discovered an added benefit: the brake system was running cooler. This was worth exploring. When they combined their new design with the premium materials they had already developed for their round rotors, the resulting breakthrough began the new generation of brake rotor technology.
How to choose brake pads:
HH Sintered Compound
Excellent feel and modulation, this sintered pad compound is built for off road and street use depending on the application. Great heat recovery and easy on the rotor, this is the most popular high-performance compound. Precision made in the Galfer factory in Spain.
For moderately aggressive riding on street or off road. Great for everyday sport street riding, canyons and aggressive or heavy braking. For off road applications, this compound is excellent in varying conditions, handling high heat and race use.
HH Sintered Ceramic Compound
Excellent feel and modulation, this sintered pad compound is built for moderately aggressive every day and sport street use. Ceramic coated backing plate to assist with temperature management and help dissipate heat. Best heat recovery and easy on the rotor, this is a high-performance compound. Precision made in the Galfer factory in Spain.
Available for front applications only, pads do not fade and are intended for performance street, track days, canyon riding and novice racers.
Warranty Disclaimer from Galfer: Galfer rotors are only guaranteed when matched with Galfer Pads.
A quick breakdown of the different pad compounds offered and their intended uses.