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Old 11-18-07, 05:56 PM
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Brake Pads

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I am complete newbie to biking and I have a
Specialized Sequoia
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...59&language=US


"FRONT BRAKE Dual pivot, forged alloy w/ cartridge multi-condition pads, This is what the Specialized spec sheet said"

I need to replace the brake pads and have looked online and I am unsure as to what type etc to buy
Obviously they need to be multi condition pads
Would these be the correct ones & are they a good brand ?
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-18-07, 05:59 PM
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Linking to the Specialized site only brings up the front page of the site. I've seen it countless times on Craigslist. just a heads up.,,,,BD
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Old 11-18-07, 06:04 PM
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Hi If you click on USA on that page it will take you to the correct page, Thanks
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Old 11-18-07, 06:20 PM
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Those (Performance) are pads for V-brakes (mountain bike brakes). Unfortunately the Specialized site does not specify the make of your brakes, but they are definitely road bike brakes that use cartridge pads which are very easy to change out and don't necessitate re-adjusting your brake pads(!). Perhaps your LBS or the dealer where you purchased the bike can help. Or email to Specialized. Maybe someone who posts here is familiar with this bike........

If you hit a dead end call Mikes Bikes in the Bay Area, reputable Specialized dealer and a toll-free call:

http://mikesbikes.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=1099
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Old 11-18-07, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
If you hit a dead end call Mikes Bikes in the Bay Area, reputable Specialized dealer and a toll-free call:

http://mikesbikes.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=1099
We just had a thread bashing this shop - buyer beware. Anyways, grab a set of koolstops for dura holders. Best brakes pads you can buy. Should be ~ $10 at your LBS. Will be compatible with your tektro dual pivot cartridge holders.
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Thanks for the info, I will definitely go to my LBS where i brought the bike but I want to learn about basic maintenance also so hence the reason I posted here , Thanks again
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For example: http://cgi.ebay.com/Kool-Stop-Dura-T...QQcmdZViewItem
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Please excuse my ignorance- do ALL Shimano cartridge road brake pads have the same profile, from Sora on up to Ultegra and DA?

Also- Thanks for the link to LBS/Internet/Mikes Bikes discussion.
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Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
Please excuse my ignorance- do ALL Shimano cartridge road brake pads have the same profile, from Sora on up to Ultegra and DA?

Also- Thanks for the link to LBS/Internet/Mikes Bikes discussion.
AFAIK, yes, all Shimano cartridge brake pads are interchangable across all lines. Koolstop pads for Shimano holders also fit all model Shimano brakes with these holders.

Tektro and Nashbar's house brand brakes (made by Tektro I believe) both take Shimano and Koolstop pads.
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
AFAIK, yes, all Shimano cartridge brake pads are interchangable across all lines. Koolstop pads for Shimano holders also fit all model Shimano brakes with these holders.

Tektro and Nashbar's house brand brakes (made by Tektro I believe) both take Shimano and Koolstop pads.
-meaning Dura Ace cartridge pads will fit the OP's (likely) Sora calipers (?).

Thanks very much. I am by no means an expert and my roadbike knowledge lags way behind my MTB know-how.
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Originally Posted by kenhill3 View Post
Please excuse my ignorance- do ALL Shimano cartridge road brake pads have the same profile, from Sora on up to Ultegra and DA?

Also- Thanks for the link to LBS/Internet/Mikes Bikes discussion.
No they do not. Sora and Tiagra brakes take a replaceable shoe assembly. 105 and up to Dura Ace take a replaceable pad.

You must determine which of these types of brakes you have before you go out to get replacements.
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No they do not. Sora and Tiagra brakes take a replaceable shoe assembly. 105 and up to Dura Ace take a replaceable pad.

You must determine which of these types of brakes you have before you go out to get replacements.
He already knows what brakes he has - tektro dual pivots with their cartridge/replacement pads. The OP seems to be confused by the terminology used to describe the "type" of holder he has. Namely that his is compatible with the "Dura Road Holder" that Koolstop sells which is the replacement pad and the holder.

All koolstop dura type brake pads will fit any shimano brake with replacement pads/cartridge assembly (You are right that sora/tiagra road calipers do NOT come with cartridge/replaceable pads). The word dura has nothing to do with "dura ace" or anything like that. The take home message here is yes those, "dura replacement pads" will fit on the OP's tektros holders.

Assuming that it wasn't swapped out for something different during assembly of the bike.
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No they do not. Sora and Tiagra brakes take a replaceable shoe assembly. 105 and up to Dura Ace take a replaceable pad.

You must determine which of these types of brakes you have before you go out to get replacements.
True but the Sora/Tiagra brake shoe assembly can be replaced with Shimano/Koolstop/Tektro pad holders which then accept all of the replacement pads. I've upgraded several sets of previous generation Shimano Ultegra and 105 brakes with Koolstop holders and pads.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post

Assuming that it wasn't swapped out for something different during assembly of the bike.
No It came stock standard, Nothing was changed
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