I have used G01A pads in the past and need to change the pads in my SLX brakes. I needed to reach a $ figure to get free shipping on some clothing i ordered online. I figured an easy way to round it out was to get a couple of packages of Brake Pads. They didn’t have any G01A pads but suggested G02A pads instead. I researched them online and everything I could find said they are the same as G01A except the resin compound on the pads themselves has been updated. Both packages say “XTR XT SLS ALFINE” and on the back of the package it lists what I assume is the model number of the brakes that they fit and they match up. However the backing plates are a different size. The GO2A is lightly wider by a millimeter or two and don’t want to slide into the caliper.
I would think these should be compatible but it would appear they are not. Anyone have a differing opinion or some installation advice?