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Brake Blocks for Tektro R530

blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
edited March 2009 in Road buying advice
Am looking to replace my Brake Blocks on my road bike and wondered what experience people have.

I have Tektro R530 brakes (factory fitted) and the blocks are not good, spongy and they eat my rims given the chance.

I believe the blocks are Shimano Ultegra / DA compatible cartridges, but I am not sure, does anyone have any idea?

I am looking for something that has really good stopping power in both wet and dry, longevity is of secondary importance.

I ride Aluminium Shimano RS10 rims and would appreciate any advice
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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Your brakes will accept any Shimano-compatible pad. For more 'bite' try Koolstop salmons or one of the dual-compound pads.
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  • blu3catblu3cat Posts: 1,016
    Monty Dog, thanks for the adfvice, I was looking at the Koolstop ones, now I know the brakes are comptible with the standard Shimano pads, I will give 'em a go. :)
    "Bed is for sleepy people.
    Let's get a kebab and go to a disco."

    FCN = 3 - 5
    Colnago World Cup 2
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