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Old 07-11-06, 09:04 PM   #1
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How long do disc brake pads last?

? on average?
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Compared to my old Rim brake pads, I'd say at least 5 times as long.

Obviously I cant really give an answer in km, months, or joules-of-kenetic-energy-converted-to-heat-hours(?) I wonder how you'd measure this empirically... rider mass,moisture, time, speed drop, gradient... hmm.
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That's like asking how long do tires last. It depends on a lot, but basically a long time. I have over 2,000 miles on original set and they are about 1/2 worn.
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Take it you are talking Mountain bike? Sintered pads or standard? Muddy conditions or Bone dry? Steep hills or flat ground? Too many options for a set time.

I ride a Tandem, use sintered pads, and ride a lot in winter. Check my pads once a year and they normally last for 2 years- or about 4 to 5,000 miles. Then there is the make of brake- original or copy pads--- Just keep taking them out and see how they are lasting.
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If they go 2000-5000 miles as you guys have stated, then thats good for me. I was expecting something like 300 miles or so. Ive never had disc before so I didnt know. Either way thats longer than I expected.
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