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Old 01-06-21, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by headwind15 View Post
I was recently checking out my disc pads, and was alarmed about how the were already almost down to metal on metal. I understand that it is difficult to come up with a measurement to be looking for, I mean hours, or miles. The thing is that as a roadie, gee I used to basically never wear out brake pads. I put side pulls on a road bike in 1978. I toured on that bike from San Francisco to Atlanta (4,200 miles) and had not replaced the brake pads 10 years later. I think these disc pads lasted about 10 mountain bike rides. Maybe someone comparing V brake pad wear would be better, as I recognize that mountain biking requires harder braking force,. I would like to hear your experience.
You are comparing apples to oranges.

Brakes are used more in less miles on a mountain bike vs. a road bike.

Just ride it and don't worry about it.
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