hi how many miles have you gotten out of your pads? I recently got a a break-in tuneup from a local shop and he told me my brakes were worn and i only had 167 miles on the bike. I do live in a very hilly area
Lol, “demonstration purposes”! This is absolutely not true. Organic pads have their advantages and disadvantages, just as semi-metallic pads have their advantages and disadvantages.New bikes have resin pads for "demonstration purposes." Pop your own pads in that are multi-metallic and see how that goes. It is like selling bikes with plastic demo pedals.
167 miles is very low, even for very hilly area. I live in what I consider to be a very hilly area where my typical ride involves over 2,000' feet of climbing. 6,000' is my local daily record. Even at that, my first set of resin pads lasted 500 miles; the rear were still OK.hi how many miles have you gotten out of your pads? I recently got a a break-in tuneup from a local shop and he told me my brakes were worn and i only had 167 miles on the bike. I do live in a very hilly area
What is your understanding of "long term riding"?Okay. Resin pads do not have a break in period, or at least not much of one. They do not make much noise and have a soft feel. These are great features to sell a new bike. But not that great for long term riding of an electric bike.
they didn't. I don't think they said it to get more $$ out of me as I paid for a post break in tune-up of ~$80 and he just said I needed new brakes so he put them on. I will add post tune up my bike ran better than when it was new. OOTB shifting was clunky and some gears wouldn't hold. Considering this I would not be surprised if the brakes were improperly installed when new and I had some wear/drag I didn't notice due to the bike being new to me and PASMy last set of organic pads lasted over 1500 miles with zero issues. The OP’s pads lasting less than 200 miles is not typical at all.
Bottomsup, did the shop give you your old pads back or at least let you inspect them?