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    Scalpel 1 x/ Avid XO's - what brake pads?

    So, to start I'm new to disc brakes and don't know how quickly I'll wear pads out. I figure though I should pick up a spare set prior to needing them rather than wait. Any input on how quickly I should expect to wear them out, and which ones I should get to replace them?

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    Aligator pads all the way! two sets for almost half the price as one set of the Avid pads. They're better pads and last longer also!

    Alligator Semi Metallic Avid Elixir Sram X9 XO XX Brake Pads x 2 pairs + Springs | eBay
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    It's hard to say how long they will last, it depends how you use them, in what conditions, where you ride, how much milage... I've had pads last only 2 hours (sandy dirt during a endurance race under hard rain following a week of non stop rain) but others last more than a year (ridden in dryer conditions)... But it's a smart thing to get some spare in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostN7 View Post
    Aligator pads all the way! two sets for almost half the price as one set of the Avid pads. They're better pads and last longer also!

    Alligator Semi Metallic Avid Elixir Sram X9 XO XX Brake Pads x 2 pairs + Springs | eBay
    Anywhere in the US to get these rather than the UK via ebay?

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