Brake pads, like suspension components, should be chosen based on the kind of driving you do most. If you're running a lot of power and plan weekend road racing, you're going to want a high-performance disc brake with heavy-duty friction materials like you get from Baer. High-performance disc brake pads like to get hot. This also means brake noise along with brake dust. If you want quieter brakes, choose an organic or semi-metallic pad, but expect to sacrifice braking effectiveness with an organic pad.