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    brake?

    how long do brake pads last? i have juicy 3 now for over 1 year with alot of riding. just wandering??

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    maybe you need a map?

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    Maybe GPS??

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    Your pads are lasting too long, need to do more braking, less wandering...
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    Hey, maybe he just likes to wander? Give the guy a brake!!
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    not reaaly looking for these type of answers!!

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    basically they are trying to tell you when it looks thin u need to replace it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2clueless
    basically they are trying to tell you when it looks thin u need to replace it
    Well the wandering thing was fun too but we can't tell on our side of the net as to how much use your pads have actually had, a year doesn't have much to do with the actual riding time within the year. Best way to tell is pull 'em out and look!
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    In answer to your question....

    it's almost impossible to say. Your trails, the way you ride and brake, the conditions that you ride in, the soil composition, how often you ride, pad material, etc, etc., all factor in to how long pads will last. I know guys that go through brake pads at a rate of once a month. Others that go a full season, and some that get two season out theirs. There are just way to many variables to say that a brake pad will last "this long".

    If you are worried about whether or not your pads need to be replaced. There are two ways to determine this. Take em out and measure them. A worn out pad will be 3mm or less thick (including the backing plate). The other way is to take em out and compare them to a new set. Lay them flat sided by side on a flat surface and eyeball them. If the old pad is half the thickness of the new pad or less, then it won't hurt to replace the current pads. The measurement method is obviously the more accurate of the two.

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    Also, if you can control your speed and stop when you need to, without feeling like you're developing Popeye forearms, then your pads are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawnbike
    not reaaly looking for these type of answers!!
    I have had disc pads last 70 miles and others be good for 2years. You hae to look at them.
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