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It is not unusual to see brake pads worn like this. The brake arms are not completely rigid, and when brakes are applied, the force of rim pushing the pads forward twists the entire brake so that the rear end of the pad is pushed into rim and front end away. When the brake wears so that it is flat against the rim, it will get this asymmetrical shape. When ...


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It is not unusual to see brake pads worn like this. In order to keep brakes from squealing pads are often set so that they hit the rim at an angle. This means that the brake pad will wear at an angle. That being said - it does look like someone was a little over enthusiastic on the angle of your pads. The arrow indicated the direction of wheel spin. The ...


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Do wider tires wear better? Joining the consensus that All Things Being Equal wider tires will last longer than a narrow tire. My contribution to the discussion is a badly drawn diagram that attempts to illustrate how it is that a wider tire is able to last longer. If I had made the drawing to scale the two tire patches would have the same area - just a ...


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