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I have Tektro Aigura Sub disc brakes and the pads need replacing.

The only pads for this make I could find online were discontinued. Do I need to get the same make, and if not how do I know they'll fit?

Disc brake pads looks like a minefield. Ther are so many makes and types. Are there any general things you need to look out for.

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Not an answer you want to hear, but Tektro parts are very sparse because they are entry level, and low budget. No one really makes parts for them other than tektro. So if its discontinued you may see if a bike shop can make something else fit, but online you will likely not find a match by visual.

Avid or hayes make brakes that are more universally supported.

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I'm saving up to get them replaced. Even when bike was brand new they weren't great and I've had a lot of problems with them. LBS said it would be better value to get them replaced, but was going to fit one last set of pads before splashing out. –  Richard May 26 '12 at 16:09
    
Not what I wanted to hear though. Everything else about bike is great and I can't understand why they fitted such naff brakes to it. –  Richard May 26 '12 at 16:09
    
Been there myself. I highly recommend Avid Hydraulic brakes. Even a used pair of Juicy 5's will serve you well for years of use with easy to find pads. ebay or classifieds.mtbr.com –  Matt Adams May 27 '12 at 12:32
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