Larry Myers

Daily Note

March 3, 2024

Cyclists don’t often realize that disc brake rotors are consumable parts. Now, they last a long time, but they do need to be replaced. When I replaced the 5 year old rotors on my Kona Rove I was suddenly reminded that, “oh, this is how braking is supposed to feel on a good set of hydraulic disc brakes.”

I do think this is one of the major ignored innovations that Tesla put forth, regenerative braking. I’m assuming the brakes will last the life of the car because you spend so little time using them. If you are driving like a sane person you rarely need to touch the brake pedal and get awfully used to one pedal driving very quickly.