I was disappointed to discover that I chewed nearly all the way through a set of v-brake pads on a single rainy descent off Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Furthermore, my stopping power subsequently went to crap, presumably due to glazing of the brake pads - after the descent, not during.
My Novara Safari is set up to run either v-brakes or discs.
I've read that disc brakes can overheat on long, fast road descents resulting in potentially catastrophic loss of stopping power. Can anyone confirm or deny this for Avid BB7s?
I've read that disc brake pads can glaze under similar conditions. Can anyone confirm or deny this for Avid BB7s?
Would disk break pads require substantially less frequent replacement than v-brake pads?