Moscow Plus Brake Pads done in 880 miles

blueskyca

New Member
Granted I live in a hilly section of So Cal, but my other mountain bikes do a few thousand before pads are toast. I wouldn't think 30 lbs more weight should make that much difference, but I am climbing higher than my human powered bikes. It was also interesting that the rear pads wore out first. I try to balance braking front to rear, but the rear does have a smaller rotor. Does this seem normal?

I'm going to try the Tektro P20.11 pads next, A10.11 are stock on the Moscow Plus.
 

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john peck

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Didn´t replace the pads on mechanical discs of my regular moscow ´til 2800 mi rear, 3000 mi front.
You & I probably have different riding styles. At 2 LBSs they wanted $18 for a single pair of pads.
I got 4 pair for $12 on ebay, $3 a pr. If they only get a 1000 mi a pair, I´m still ahead of the game,
front 180mm, rear 160mm. Perhaps hydraulics wear faster?
 

jkvt

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I'm at 1400 miles on my original pads. Moscow+. I'm in Vermont, but a relatively flat part. Still have some short steep hills where the brakes get a workout but nothing too big.
 

john peck

Well-Known Member
I'm at 1400 miles on my original pads. Moscow+. I'm in Vermont, but a relatively flat part. Still have some short steep hills where the brakes get a workout but nothing too big.
I seldom excede 14 mph. That´s a little faster than before E. I´m happy for the help hauling my beatup, old carcass around..