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Old 05-04-21, 10:55 PM
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Rim brake life span

Hi there approximately 2 months ago I got new brakes/ pads front and rear and today had to get new rear pads what is the life span of rim brakes?
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Old 05-05-21, 06:16 AM
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Rim brake pads should last for many hundreds of miles. If you bought new pads for the front and the rear, and your rears are already worn, that suggests either a material defect in the rear pair you installed or a braking technique where you use only the rear brake. Your front brake is, by far, the most effective brake on your bike, it's the brake you should be favoring most of the time, and it's the front pads that should wear more quickly than the rear pads.
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Old 05-05-21, 10:29 AM
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Okay thankyou
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It really depends on how much you brake and if they get dirty. They can wear quite quickly if they are dirty.
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I remember SHimano brake pads in the early 90s that they called 'all condition compound' and I wore a set out in three muddy rides.
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Alright thank you for all the helpful answers
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