I’m also a fan of MTX Gold for the same reasons plus better modulation. For those in North America, Summit Bicycles has them on closeout sale for $23 vs $35.Couldn’t agree more about _ _ _ _Inn (looong story, suffice to say lousy service, no follow-up, thank goodness for bank card coverage).
I swapped to HS2, no problems in nearly a year on them, plenty of long, steep descents as well in CA & Oregon mountains using Code RSC. I’ve switched out pads to MTX “ Gold” versions… better bite, less fade. When pads are cold or cold/wet there is some squeal, goes away after couple stops.