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Detailed query about Koolstop brake pads for Tektro

Old 08-11-12, 04:27 AM
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Detailed query about Koolstop brake pads for Tektro

According to the speccs for my Giant CRX-3 it has been fitted with "Tektro RX-1 85mm mini V-brakes".

When I look at the Koolstop brake pads I've narrowed it down to either of these:-
Koolstop Eagle 2 https://www.koolstop.com/english/eagle2.html
Koolstop Supra 2 https://www.koolstop.com/english/supra2.html
Koolstop Thinline https://www.koolstop.com/english/thinline.html
Koolstop BMX https://www.koolstop.com/english/bmx.html

Pad type or compound is not my concern at this stage as each of these is available in the alternative compounds. What I want to know is, dimensionally which is a best fit for my V-brakes. I've already got a set of the Thinlines, but they seem thinner than the original Tektra pads. Does anyone know how much fatter the BMX, Eagle or Supra are? The Thinlines, when new, have a thickness of 10mm from the surface of the pad to the back of the pad. What would be really good is if someone actually has a spare set of new BMX, Eagle or Supra and could actually measure how thick they are. Failing that just give me some subjective information if you like. P.S. According to Sheldon Brown's info, the BMX is not just for BMX or MTB but suits all V or Canti brakes.

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pad 2 or 4 will be the only ones that will fit.

I say go for these ones here left column only not the post mount style. Pad options and variety are WAYYYYY better down the road
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Originally Posted by rithem
pad 2 or 4 will be the only ones that will fit.

I say go for these ones here left column only not the post mount style. Pad options and variety are WAYYYYY better down the road
So.......the Supra and the BMX?
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Originally Posted by 009jim
So.......the Supra and the BMX?
they'll work but but there are lots out there the pads in left column in the link I gave you on the tektro site allow for the use of many many (shimano style) diff pad inserts.
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Originally Posted by rithem
they'll work but but there are lots out there the pads in left column in the link I gave you on the tektro site allow for the use of many many (shimano style) diff pad inserts.
Whoa........WTF.... you said "the link I gave you on the tektro site". Please could you clarify that. The link was to a Jagwire site. I have been trying to buy original Tektro pads since I first bought the bike. Is there some link between Jagwire and Tektro?
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nope I'm tarded I mis-typed sorry duder

try here
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Originally Posted by rithem
nope I'm tarded I mis-typed sorry duder
try here
Found what I want #825.........https://www.tektro.com/_english/01_pr...s&sort=1&fid=4

But where can I buy them? Apparently nowhere so back to the Koolstop page.......

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Originally Posted by 009jim
I have been trying to buy original Tektro pads since I first bought the bike. Is there some link between Jagwire and Tektro?
Tektro OEM pads have a very poor reputation for stopping ability and my own experience supports this. By all means, get Kool Stop's replacements.
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the pads the OP is after now are basically the cheapo unpackaged type sold at your LBS for $3 a pair
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If the brake pad holder is allowing the friction material to be replaced separately,
and the holder retained, if not, I suggest looking for a brake pad
set that will let you do that in the future.

using above link: this one..
https://www.koolstop.com/english/v_typeholder.html
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Originally Posted by rithem
the pads the OP is after now are basically the cheapo unpackaged type sold at your LBS for $3 a pair
WTF? That's not true !! I actually want to know what Koolstop pads are dimensionally the most similar to the original pads that came with my bike.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
If the brake pad holder is allowing the friction material to be replaced separately, and the holder retained, if not, I suggest looking for a brake pad
set that will let you do that in the future.

using above link: this one..
https://www.koolstop.com/english/v_typeholder.html
anyone able to tell me how thick they are, i.e. dimension from surface of pad to back of holder?
11mm? / 12mm? / 13mm?
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