I'm interested in what others do when braking. When driving a cage, I have always been a firm believer that your brakes will last longer if you pump them when stopping instead of riding the brakes until you stop. Makes sense, if the pads aren't in contact, no wear. Now, on my bike it's a little different story. I fine if difficult to pump the brakes and at the same time downshift. What to you guys and gals do? Do you hold the front brake in while your downshifting. Or do you pump break, downshift, pump brake downshift. I have 5000 miles on her and had her in for the 5k check up. Was told I have 65% life left on my back brakes and 85% on the front. This means I will probably have to replace the brakes at 10000 miles or so. Is this normal or should I be pumping???