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Replacing Disk brakes pads

Old 05-22-20, 01:08 PM
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Replacing Disk brakes pads

Hi all cyclists with disk brakes,

just bought a new bike,, went from my BMC Promachine SLC01 with brake calipers when my wife toasted the Reynolds Assault while descending the Rocacorba in Spain. I bought a BMC Roadmachine 01 One with Disk brakes, had them replaced once last year just after descending the Mortirollo in the Italian Dolomites, it was rubbing steel on steel. The Trek bike shop in Bormio charged only 5 euros to change them and sold me some disk brake pads around 15 euros. They are already worn out and I need to replace front and back.

I was wondering what you would recommend for maximum durability. I do mainly hills climbing and I have went through 2 set of front disk brake pads after not even after 3000 km.

Thanks for your help!
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Metallic pads in general will outlast organic pads.
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I tried metallic pads they were screaming noisy once they warmed up. For $15 that pads cost learn to change them yourself, it's not hard.
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Install metallic pads, get sick of the noise, install organic pads, get tired of them wearing out fast.

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Install metallic pads, get sick of the noise, install organic pads, get tired of them wearing out fast.

I'm on my first set of metallic pads after going through a bunch of resin pads. The metal pads really sucked out of the box - horrible stopping power and hellaciously noisy when wet. Since they've bedded in, though, they've gotten much better in both regards. Maybe I could tell a difference between them and the resins if I rode them back-to-back, but I'm not confident in that.
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