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jchesshyre
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Rear brake pad life

Post by jchesshyre on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 2:24 pm

How many miles do most of you with rear disc models get out of your rear pads? I had a rear drum model for miles and never had to replace the shoes in 120,000 miles! I've had my rear disc model since 13,000 miles and replaced the pads soon after I got it. I just checked them and was rather dismayed to see that they more or less need replacing now, assuming they'd last for ages. But then I realise that actually I've done about 14,000 miles since I changed them. Is that more or less normal wear? The caliper does need overhauling actually as the piston-side pad is more worn than the other one.
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Beresford
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Re: Rear brake pad life

Post by Beresford on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 5:33 pm

One set of ebay rear pads I bought didn't last 2000 miles Evil or Very Mad
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teamster1975
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Re: Rear brake pad life

Post by teamster1975 on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 5:52 pm

They don't last for long, it's important to make sure the slider pins are clean & greased to keep the wear even.

muttley1
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Re: Rear brake pad life

Post by muttley1 on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 6:35 pm

Don't know what I'm at then, have same rear pads in as when I bought the bike 12 years ago! 30000 miles of use. I do keep the pad pin copper greased as it can get a bit mucky very quickly. The rear brake does do the squeak thing every so often.

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jchesshyre
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Re: Rear brake pad life

Post by jchesshyre on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 6:38 pm

Yeah, that's sort of the kind of mileage I'd hoped for. However, my slider pins were f*cked when I bought the bike last year (though I cleaned them up as best as I could and keep greasing them) – see my other post about this earlier today – and also my rear disc has a very small amount of run-out because of corrosion on the hub where it sits.

PS they were OEM pads.
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Re: Rear brake pad life

Post by teamster1975 on Sun 18 Jan 2015, 7:06 pm

I suppose it depends on your riding style and what sort of riding you're doing ie town stop start or cruising. I use EBC sintered pads which have great stopping power but they last about 10K I guess? Surface rust on the discs is a killer if your bike lives outside as well.

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