8 Easy Steps To Safety Check Your Bicycle

Written By Neil Morrison - April 14 2017


Single Speed Co
April 14 2017

Hi Bob,

There are a couple of different answers depending on what type of brakes you have.

If you run rim brakes you should see a wear line on the top of the pads, if you can not see that line buy new pads. If you can see bare metal definitely buy new pads and do not use the bike until you have done so.

If you disc brakes, it is a little harder. The pads do not come with a lot of material, a few mm generally. So you want to get that down as close the metal backing as possible. If you see no material, again do not ride the bike until you have replaced the pads.

April 14 2017

How do I know if my brake pads are worn down?

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