Kool-Stop Tectonic Brake Pad

4.75/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.98


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Product Description

The Kool-StopTectonic Brake Shoe is available in many different colors. Item Specifications Post MountTypeThreaded Pad Use Standard Brake Fit Linear Pull


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by singlefin a Weekend Warrior from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2010

Strengths:    simple fix for crappy oem brake pads on canti's. replacement cartridges for 8 bucks. no squeal, good bite.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
anything would be better than what i was using. these are quiet, no chatter and have good bite. the other option i was thinking about was the two compound mtb pad from kool-stop, but this was available at the lbs so there you go.

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Favorite Trail:   Noble

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Black Mnt. Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   stock

Bike Setup:   surly cross check

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jkretsch a Racer from Folsom, CA

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2010

Strengths:    Great stopping power. No squealing or chatter.

Weaknesses:    None found so far.

Bottom Line:   
I've tried alot of different pads over the course of the last 6 months trying to find a pad that doesn't squeal. I've tried the usual toe-in, toe-out, no toe, with too many pads to mention. Finally, I found a brake pad that works perfectly with no squeal or chatter. These pads are awesome and worth every cent.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Too many to count.

Bike Setup:   Cyclocross bike with cantilever brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FAILSAFE a Cross Country Rider from SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2009

Strengths:    There is not much to say except that after trying everything under the sun, these are unbeleivable..period. There is nothing that even comes close to the stopping power. I have lived with brake squeal for years and not only are these super quiet, the stop like throwing our a 50# boat anchor.

Weaknesses:    None that I am aware of yet.

Bottom Line:   
I can't say enough about the fact that after literally years of trying different brake pads these are not only the ones that do not make any noise, the stop like nothing else available. Some of the issue has been the Arch Supremes with the ceramic rims but I am using Kool Stop Green ceramic insert pads in each holder and the just work flawlessly. If you have had problems with poor braking and/or squealing of any kind with ceramic rims these are the ticket. The folks at Kool Stop get 5 stars for helping me solve the problem. They showed the interest to help and for that I am very appreciateive. They are wonderful people and make a great product.

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Favorite Trail:   DESERT

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   123BIKES

Similar Products Used:   everything and I DO MEAN everything

Bike Setup:   Mavic Crossmax ceramic rims, Avid Arch Supremes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Levi Van Stedum a Weekend Warrior from Norfolk, VA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2008

Strengths:    These things can stop you on a dime and still allow for perfect modulation when braking. I replaced these with an older pair of pads and the difference is amazing.

Weaknesses:    The price is a little high, but if they hold out for an extended period of time, no big deal.

Bottom Line:   
Great set of pads. If you are needing to upgrade, I would spend the extra money!

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Favorite Trail:   York River State Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $28.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Jagwire


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JASON a Racer from MINNESOTA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2007

Strengths:    work as advertised

Weaknesses:    more expensive than your typical pad - but you have to pay for quality

Bottom Line:   
These pads are great and work as they are advertised. The exceptional stopping power & modulation is noticeable in all environments. I have used these for many races, wet and dry and they are flaweless through both. KoolStop came out ahead again with a great product!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   avid (rim wrangler), shimano

Bike Setup:   v-brakes; what else matters?

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by charles a Cross Country Rider from holland

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    braking power, control, performance in wet or mud, no squeeling.

Weaknesses:    threading is sensitive to rust.

Bottom Line:   
These are good pads. They provide good and controlled braking power while still being able to block the wheel. As for v-brakes, only a ceramic setup works better. Also, these pads work silently, no squeeling, even when wet. In three months, i haven't heard them once. Downside is that i have noticed that the threads develop a slight rust after riding in rain. The good news is that this can easily be solved by applying some oil or grease on the threads before installing. Besides that, these are the best pads i've used so far. However, the rusting threads will cost them one flamin' chili.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Similar Products Used:   BBB, XT and other shimano stuff


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh Martin a Weekend Warrior from Sasebo, Japan

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2007

Strengths:    The greatest brake pad ever! Better then damn near any disc brake on the market and a hell of a lot cheaper!

Weaknesses:    As before thick pads make for added trouble removing tire.

Bottom Line:   
If these had come out years ago disc brakes might have never caught on. I've talked several friend out of buying disc equipted bikes in favor of V brakes that can be upgrated to these brake pads. Even when paired with cheap brakes these babies can sure stop a bike! The tripple compound is also great for Japan as gets pretty wet and humid around here. This product is just about the cheapest and most effective upgrade I've ever seen.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Similar Products Used:   Many stock and after market pads by Shimano, Avid, Tecktro, Tioga, Aztek etc...

Bike Setup:   Giant Rock 4500 (Japan only model) with Marzocchi Bomber 03 Freeride fork, Shimano XT R Deraiuer and Deore Front, Deore shifter/brake combo, truvativ Hussefelt crank 42 32 22 Panaracer Fire XC tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anand Mehta a Cross Country Rider from Lansdale

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2006

Strengths:    Works well in wet or dry. Great braking power.

Weaknesses:    Pad compound almost too fat. Effects tire removal.

Bottom Line:   
Works really well. This pads really do work well and will dramatically improve your braking in both dry and wet conditions. For those of us still using V-brakes, these pads are a must.

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   20.00

Similar Products Used:   Most other brake pads.

Bike Setup:   1998 FSR with a BETD link and a PUSHED 6.75 x 1.75 Fox Vanilla R shock.

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