Life expectancy of rear brake caliper
My first posting to the forum and I suspect it's a 'how long is a piece of string' question - but here it is anyway!
After many years of driving to work, I bought a new road bike with Ultegra components back in April 07 and, bar holidays etc., have been commuting 35 miles a day (round trip), 3 days a week, ever since.
I own a Focus Cayo and have fitted SKS race blades for the winter. I rinse the bike down after every ride and give it a decent clean every 2 weeks.
For several weeks now my rear brakes have been seizing regularly. Three trips to the LBS later and we've finally decided that the caliper is shot.
Around 3,500 miles and my rear brake assembly (which I don't particularly favour - I tend to brake more with my front brake) has failed. Is this normal?
Appreciate your comments.