Disc brake pad life...

DoubleSpeeded
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Disc brake pad life...

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Hi guys

yes before i start...i do realise a question like a disc brake pad life is equivalent to "how long is a piece of string"... "Speeds, type of riding, ground surface" etc etc etc

Perhaps what people have experienced in their day to day riding...whatever it may be...

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Re: Disc brake pad life...

Postby Duck! » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:32 pm

Good conditions... months. Bad conditions..... hours.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Disc brake pad life...

Postby Nobody » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:42 pm

Where I am is fairly flat so I'm still on my original BB7 pads from March 2010.

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Re: Disc brake pad life...

Postby queequeg » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:47 pm

Anywhere from 1,000km to 4,000km, and that depends on when you replace them. A couple of times I have left it too long and the spring clip has contacted the disc rotor. The "ping" is a pretty good sign the pads need replacing :-)

Organic pads wear quicker but are quieter. I have noticed no significant performance difference between $40 pads and $7 pads, so don't waste your money.
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Re: Disc brake pad life...

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:34 pm

queequeg wrote:Anywhere from 1,000km to 4,000km, and that depends on when you replace them. A couple of times I have left it too long and the spring clip has contacted the disc rotor. The "ping" is a pretty good sign the pads need replacing :-)

Organic pads wear quicker but are quieter. I have noticed no significant performance difference between $40 pads and $7 pads, so don't waste your money.


Nobody wrote:Where I am is fairly flat so I'm still on my original BB7 pads from March 2010.



Right, well in that case for road and bike path riding... Bike bought in roughly June 2013... I've got plenty of time.

And thanks for the heads up in regard to organic pads..

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