When should I replace my calipers on my bike?
With discs, the general rule of thumb is to replace them when they have 1/2mm of pad left on them. Experienced mechanics can distinguish this by simply holding the wheel up to a light source, pulling the brake lever and peering into the disk caliper to test for wear.
How long do bike disk brake pads last?
You can generally expect to get 500-700 miles out of resin disc brake pads and 1,000-1,250 miles out of sintered metal disc brake pads. However, how much mileage you end up getting out of your disc brake pads will depend on the weather conditions you ride in, riding terrain, and your braking habits.
When should I replace my bike disc rotors?
Braking erodes material off the rotor depending on the riding conditions, rotors will typically last through two or more sets of brake pads. When a SHIMANO rotor measures 1.5mm thick or less, it’s time to replace it. A new rotor should always be accompanied by new brake pads.
How do you maintain disc brakes on a bike?
Inspect the brake rotors ( discs ) for dirt and debris. Also look to make sure the rotors are straight and that they don’t rub on the brake pads. If the rotors are especially dirty, clean them with rubbing alcohol and then rough them lightly with sandpaper.
Can you mix Shimano levers and calipers?
From the answer to this question on the other thread, yes, you can.
Can I convert my road bike to disc brakes?
It is possible you can use your existing brifters IF you choose a cable-actuated disk brake caliper. However if you’re going the whole way, you will need replacement brifters with hydraulic brake support, that match your existing gear setup.