A bike’s disc rotor can last for an average of 2 years for a rider who rides 3-5 times in a week. . Generally, it is advisable to install a new set of brake pads whenever you replace the disc rotors.
How do I know if my mountain bike rotors are worn?
Sometimes you’ll clearly see that a rotor is bent, and other times you’ll realise when one part rubs on the brake pads as the wheel turns. If a rotor is badly bent, you should replace it, especially if it was caused by crashing.
How long do rotors last on average?
Your rotors are one of the most durable parts of your car, but the above factors can shorten their lifespan. Expect your rotors to last anywhere from 30,000-70,000 miles depending on the above factors.
How long do MTB brake discs last?
Your mileage will vary based on weather, braking habits, pad type, riding style and terrain. But you should normally get 500-700miles from a resin pad, and 1000-1250 miles from a sintered metal pad.
When should bike rotors be replaced?
Rotors also need to be replaced when the total thickness of the braking surface is less than 1.5mm. If you’ve had your rotor for a while or suspect it’s getting thin, use a set of Vernier calipers to measure, or have your shop do it.