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I've had my bike for 3 seasons of riding now and I was wondering how often I should replace the pads and rotors? I commute about 30 miles a week and ride single track about 30 a week.

How can I tell if they need replaced? Can the rotors be reused?
 

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tonkota said:
I've had my bike for 3 seasons of riding now and I was wondering how often I should replace the pads and rotors? I commute about 30 miles a week and ride single track about 30 a week.

How can I tell if they need replaced? Can the rotors be reused?
When they need to be replaced...just like a car

Pads...look at them, is there still material left and how close to the metal plates is it. Are they cracked, severely glazed, making noise (squeal)?

Rotors...again look at them, are they relatively true? Does the braking track look excessively worn or is it still about the same thickness as the rest of the rotor?
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