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    Need help identifying/replacing brake pads - Tektro Aquila

    I am looking to replace/upgrade my Tektro Aquila brake pads with something other than the OEM part. I just removed my front brake pads and have confirmed them to be the TK-9895 pads found here: BTI | Tektro Disc brake pads, Aquila, Auriga, Draco - pair



    The brake pads that I am looking to replace them with are A2Z brake pads. Is this possible? I don't know much about this stuff, so I could use some advice. The specific A2Z brake pad I'm looking at based on visual similarities is the C0323 A2Z AZ-620. Would this work? I'm hoping this helps with brake squeal (primarily) and stopping power.


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    They're the same pads as what's used with the Shimano BR-M525, BR-M495, BR-M475, BR-M465, BR-M416, BR-M415, BR-M375 and a few other models.

    EBC makes 3 pad compounds for this pad shape.

    BTI | EBC Brakes EBC disc pads, M525/515+LA/475* - gold
    BTI | EBC Brakes EBC disc pads, M525/515+LA/475* - red
    BTI | EBC Brakes EBC disc pads, M525/515+LA/475* - green

    * Some rotors are made to only be used with resin/organic pads.

    The a2z AZ-620 pads will work on your brakes.

    I'm sure that other brands make pads for your brake too.
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    I have the same Tektro Aquila calipers and I am looking for non-metallic pads.
    It looks like these would also work:
    Kool Stop KS-D620
    Clarks VX811C

    edit: Also the Alligator HK-VX008

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    There are loads of pads that shape, it's probably the most common pad shape out there. I use the Shimano B01S organic pads as they've always worked well for me, have nice feel and are quiet. Tons of choice though, too much! ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    There are loads of pads that shape, it's probably the most common pad shape out there. I use the Shimano B01S organic pads as they've always worked well for me, have nice feel and are quiet. Tons of choice though, too much! ;0)
    Yup, I looked at them all and ordered 2 of the B01S a few minutes ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryTheSnail View Post
    I looked at them all and ordered 2 of the B01S a few minutes ago.
    I'm sure there will lots of good pads, I'm no expert. I'm just sticking with what I know works. Hope you enjoy your new pads :0)

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