I did a search on damaged break pads and couldn't find a post so if there is one, please direct me to it otherwise here goes;
I've got a very new 29er, had used it twice off road before we started getting all this rain. I had taken my time to bed in the pads etc and they were working great.
Due to all the rain I have been riding the bike mainly on the road and on the route I take there are some fairly nice steep hills where I can get up to 60-65km/hr, there a two specifically where i have to break quite hard towards the end as there is a tight turn. After the second time I did this the breaks started squaking terrible and I took a look and I think I melted some of the pad onto the rotor . . . . . . anyone know if this is this possible? Is this going to happen if I ride the bike at those speeds or is there a way to avoid it? Perhaps my pads where not a well bed in as I thought!
The pads are now glazed [I think] but I dont want to change them if the general consensus is that if I ride on the road and get up to those kind of speeds it is inevitable that it will happen . . . .