When you start noticing a decrease in your brake system's stopping power, it's likely about time that you check the condition of your brake pads. Another sign of brake pads nearly being worn out is when you hear strange sounds, such as grinding or rubbing, indicating the brake pads are down below the grooves and close to the hardest rubber. Bike brake pads do wear out over time, even when riding in flat conditions. They get dirty with continued riding, and brake pads require a bit of maintainance, and ultimately to be replaced periodically. When it's time to switch your brake pads, we offer a wide selection of replacement bike brake pads from the top manufacturers, with the right pads for disc brakes as well as cantilever brakes and V-brakes.