lightweight brake track longevity

Everything about building wheels, glueing tubs, etc.
Post Reply
sungod
Posts: 1539
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:37 pm
Location: it's raining, it must be uk

by sungod

is there any general rule on how long lw wheels last?

i'm thinking specifically about brake tracks, i know lw say they can often be resurfaced, but as i often spend descents pulsing the brakes in a queue of traffic, i got to wondering...

assuming no unusual contamination, how may sets of lw pads can you expect to get through before the brake tracks get worn down to the indicator?

Geoff
Posts: 5119
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:25 am
Location: Canada

by Geoff

Good question. I have had a set of Gen II's since 2007 and have gone through 5 or 6 front sets of pads for them. They still do not show any sign of wear at all. I have a set of kevlar brake track ADA's from 2003 and have not been able to mark those brake tracks, either.

bm0p700f
in the industry
Posts: 3653
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
Contact:

by bm0p700f

Soft pads make rims last longer so use those. I have put 3000 or so miles on my XR-200's and no significant rim wear is evident yet.

User avatar
kavitator
Posts: 1152
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:07 pm
Location: Slovenia---that forest land

by kavitator

bm0p700f: wich brake pads are you using?

bm0p700f
in the industry
Posts: 3653
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
Contact:

by bm0p700f

KCNC pads with the silly KCNC CB1 caliper I have.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post