When to replace brake pads?
Sorry if this has already been covered (I reviewed all the threads in here and did not see anything).
I have a 2011 Giant Talon 29er 1. The brakes are Giant Root (I believe they are just re-branded Shimano Deore - anyway they use Deore pads).
I have ridden it pretty hard for about a year and a half now. Lately I have been noticing the front brake sounding a little different (not grinding). This is my first time with Disc brakes...
So, my question(s) is... How long do pads usually last, and how do you know when it is time to replace (before you damage the rotor)...
Thanks for any help! :thumbsup: