DS is a top-secret factory race part that is available to anybody with a race license.
The DS compound offer great initial bite and a predictable feel when the lever is released and the laser cut backing plate helps minimize warping.
DS is made using NRS technology which SBS spearheaded back in 2001. NRS eliminates the use of glue and creates a virtually unbreakable bond between the friction material and the backing plate.
DS is currently used in World Superbike, Supersport, Moto2 and Moto3 and the long pad life of the DS makes it a favorite in World Endurance racing. DS is not recommended for street use.
The DC compound is the most popular road racing pad worldwide. DC has won numerous World Championships since its release in 2001. Since then, the DC compound has gone through several updates making it very relevant in 2016.
DC Performs great on cast iron, and stainless rotors and is heat cycled at the factory, so no thermal bed-in required.
DC offers long pad life and is very easy on rotors. DC is made using NRS technology which SBS spearheaded back in 2001. NRS eliminates the use of glue and creates a virtually unbreakable bond between the friction material and the backing plate.
Being carbon based, the DC needs heat to function, so absolutely no street use.
The RS compound is a great trackday and club race compound. It offers a great, predictable feel but much more stopping power than a street pad. Compared to a street compound, RS has more thermal stability, which means no fade at higher temperatures and a much firmer brake lever.
Xavier Zayat won the 2015 ASRA Sportbike Championship on RS pads.
RS is a great upgrade for a street bike.
RQ is a race specific compound for rear brake applications. With much higher resistance to fade in extreme heat, the RQ compound works well for riders who use the rear brake heavily for bike stability at corner entry or as homemade traction – or wheelie control.
SBS Racing Compounds