EBC is home grown and very well known in motorbike circles. Also now made the U.S.A. the EBC success story is down to versatility in production. The MTB range of disc brake pads is produced in 3 qualities – general cross-country and trekking use, downhill racing which needs a high friction “soft” compound and a third quality which is for arduous, seriously wet, muddy or sandy conditions. This is what is termed EBC gold – a highly durable, sintered metal compound for longer life, albeit not necessarily for downhillers. There are pads available for most disc brake systems and hardware is included.