Air Disc Brake
Pads, Rotors, Calipers & Chambers

Over the course of the last 25 years, air disc brakes have begun to make inroads within the North American heavy duty industry. Transit buses were among the early adopters of this braking technology. Marathon Brake Systems, a heavy duty friction leader for more than 40 years, introduced its first air disc pad for transit applications in 2003. Now Marathon has applied its braking expertise to develop a complete line of DiscStar air disc brake pads, rotors, calipers and chambers, for a wide range of heavy duty applications.

Pads, Rotors, Calipers & Chambers 
an Unbeatable Combination

Marathon's DiscStar pads, rotors, calipers & chambers are engineered to exceed OE specifications and are manufactured in world class ISO certified plants. These products are designed to address a wide range of aftermarket air disc brake applications, including on-highway trucks and trailers, motor coaches, transit buses, school buses, fire trucks, and waste haulers. Fleets that use DiscStar pads and rotors together will have confidence in their stopping power while maximizing pad and rotor life, reducing noise and lowering maintenance costs.

  • DiscStar pads, rotors, calipers & chambers engineered to exceed OE specifications
  • Manufactured in World Class ISO certified plants
  • Marathon air disc pads proven performers for more than 20 years
  • Pad and rotor compatibility has been engineered into our friction materials and verified with RP628C and SAE J2115 wear testing standards
  • Specific pad formulations, rotor designs, calipers and chambers, for wide range of on-highway, motor coach, school bus, severe duty and transit bus applications

Family of Products

- DSHP - Highway Premium Air Disc Pads - 23,000 lb

A premium brake pad designed for motor coaches and rural buses

- Semi-Metallic Disc Brake Pads

A premium disc pad designed for hydraulic disc brake systems

- Air Disc Rotors

A complete line of air disc brake rotors engineered to OE specifications

- Air Disc Brake Calipers & Chambers

Designed to complement Marathon Air Disc Pads and Rotors

- DSTP - Transit Premium Air Disc Pads - 28,660 lb

A high performance brake pad designed for air disc brakes, with exceptional wear and low noise characteristics.

- DSTP - Severe Service Air Disc Pads

A long life, low noise brake pad designed for severe duty and multiple stop air disc brake applications. Ideal for fire trucks, refuse and heavy haulers.

- Marathon's Disc Pad Attachment Technology

Our proven attachment technology creates a high mechanical bond between friction material and backing plate.