You’ll know it’s time to change your brake pads if it takes a long time to slow down, braking becomes unresponsive and there is a screeching sound when the brakes are applied forcefully.
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Replacing brake pads on a disc brake system doesn’t have to be difficult. We show the process on a variety of models so you can see one similar to your own. Get the job done right and learn some pro tips along the way. Watch the video from Park Tool for more info:
Covers just about every model and manufacturer including Shimano, Sram, Hayes, Magura, Hope, Tektro, Formula, Avid, EBC, Kool Stop, Jagwire, TRP and many more.Finding the correct replacement pads for your system can be difficult.
A good option is to bring the bike or pad into a good bike shop and ask for assistance. Otherwise look up your specific caliper model on the manufacturer’s website to find the correct pads. Alternatively, look for a replacement pad that looks identical in shape to your old pads. If it’s the same shape, it’ll likely work on your brake.