Re: HRC brake pads question?
That's a difficult question to answer without considering what is important to you.
I run 94 octane in my cruiser, and get blasted by several people, but it's worth it to me. I bead blast my rotors every other race weekend and always wire brush my pads after bedding them in, so the relative 'worth' of anything is really only up to you.
The HRC pads are great and work well under just about any conditions. Are they a better 'value' than say EBC double H kit pads? Maybe, because they certainly last longer and the intial bite is incredible. So even at 3 times the price, they may be a better choice for you.