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I have noticed that my rear pads are rather worn and need to replace them. I am thinking about Koolstops this time around, but not sure what model I need or if anyone has a better suggestion.

All input appreciated!

Thank you!

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i believe Dura ACe inserts fits in those holders
 

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Unless you never ride in the wet, Koolstop salmon are the best, IME. Otherwise, Koolstop black. The holders or one-piece units with the spherical washers (rather than the simple bolt/nut) are worth the few bucks extra, for the adjustability.

Replace both sets while you're at it. They are so much better than Tektro original pads.

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If your tektro brakes are like mine they are cartridge holders so you can save yourself some money and avoid having to buy the whole pad and holder. YOu just remove a small allen screw, slide out the old pad, slide in the new pad and replace the screw and you're done.

Most people recommend the koolstop salmon pads. I try not to ride in the rain if possible and there is no snow out here in Sun Diego so I opted to get the black pads as they are a little harder and will theoretically last a bit longer.

So:

Salmon: wet/all around
Black: dry
 
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