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Fairly dumb question, what are the early signs that disc brakes are wearing out? Are there any obvious visual cues? I don't want to wait until it's metal on metal..
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what brake pads do you have?

i check the brake pad thickness when I feel that the braking power is significantly decreasing & they should not go below a specific number. for some brands it's 3.0mm but I know that Shimano pads can be worn even under 1.0mm.

have you recently felt changes in braking power?
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(01-26-2021, 02:21 PM)JoJoJo Wrote:  what brake pads do you have?

i check the brake pad thickness when I feel that the braking power is significantly decreasing & they should not go below a specific number. for some brands it's 3.0mm but I know that Shimano pads can be worn even under 1.0mm.

have you recently felt changes in braking power?

I only notice some brake fade when I've had a long descent - thanks for the advice - looks like I shouldn't let the pads and backing plate get less than 3mm. Thanks again!
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(02-08-2021, 12:30 AM)dwc7 Wrote:  
(01-26-2021, 02:21 PM)JoJoJo Wrote:  what brake pads do you have?

i check the brake pad thickness when I feel that the braking power is significantly decreasing & they should not go below a specific number. for some brands it's 3.0mm but I know that Shimano pads can be worn even under 1.0mm.

have you recently felt changes in braking power?

I only notice some brake fade when I've had a long descent - thanks for the advice - looks like I shouldn't let the pads and backing plate get less than 3mm. Thanks again!

cool
let me know here if there are any brake pad updates or peculiarities in the future
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