I use both the EBC and OEM pads on my bike. The EBC's work as well as if not better than the OEM's for 1/2 the $ and I put them on the front of the bike and on the Hack. For the rear I use the OEM due their extra thickness. The EBC's are the same for all 3 positions but the OEM rear is 50% thicker material so they last much longer which gives me more time between replacement. Note that with the Hack on the bike I go through a lot of pads an if the stopping power was lacking I'd run OEM all the way around.