Commuting - Switching brake pads out
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11-04-12, 05:09 PM
I have Tektro R730 brakes and the pads are about worn down so it's time to replace. I've seen a lot of people talk about Kool Stop pads so I'm wondering what fits that brake set. Is it the Dura set seen here (http://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Threaded-Triple-Compound/dp/B0025UJYFA/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1352070580&sr=8-10&keywords=kool+stop+brake+pads)? If not that set, which one is appropriate for my road bike?
11-04-12, 05:40 PM
If your bike already has the cartridge style pads (http://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Threaded-Triple-Compound/dp/B0025UJYFA/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1352070580&sr=8-10&keywords=kool%20stop%20brake%20pads&tag=5336714512-20-2147483553-20), all you need to do is get the replacement pads (http://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Dura-Ace-Ultegra-Replacement-Inserts/dp/B001CJ1DT0/ref=sr_1_14?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1352075796&sr=1-14&keywords=kool+stop+brake+pads), not the whole unit. If they are the old one piece design, then you should get the whole unit.
11-04-12, 06:18 PM
Awesome. I just wanted to make sure the cartridges were standard before buying anything so I'll just pick up the replacement pads. Thanks!
11-05-12, 06:43 AM
I was worried about that with my first set too. I had never used the cartridge style before. Now I really like them. No more readjusting the pads every time. Just slip in the new ones, adjust the cable tension if needed, and you're done.
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