After a month, I have one word to sum up the performance of the Axxis Metal Masters:
Wet or dry, hot or cold, they have clearly outperformed the Pagids.
My initial fears about having to use more brake pedal pressure were entirely wrong. Pressure is the same, but the braking effect is much greater. And, of course, no appreciable brake dust -- seems most of it flies off.
The only downside is that they have made me a bit over
confident when braking. Initially, I would let up on the brake pedal a bit at traffic lights to keep from cutting 10-20 feet off my normal stopping distance. Now I roll the extra 10/20 feet before applying the brakes.
Also, I am not seeing the dreaded rotor wear, but the rotors are going to outlast the pads anyway. Problem is, I want new slotted rotors, and now have to find a new justification for them.
Overall, I am very satisfied and would buy Metal Masters again.