Brake pads are connected closely to the tyres of a bike and are activated when a rider squeezes the brake levers. The entire purpose of a brake pad is to slow down a bike and they are generally no more than a few inches long. Brake pads are mostly made out of a strong rubber and come with a new bike when purchased. There are different types of brake pads and it is important to purchase a bike that has good quality brake pads as they control the speed of a bike and will last longer. Brake pads can be bought individually and after a while it is advised to do so as they are made out of rubber and can be worn down.
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