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Anyone know what a replacement Disc pads might be for Tektro HD-R290?

Tektro has on their website a Brake pad finder tool. Entering your brake model number offers several compatible brake pad models. There are options for both resin/semi-metallic and metallic ...
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What's this nugget called in these tektro drop levers?

Historically, Campagnolo brake levers or Ergopower levers used this button to open your rim brakes to make it easier to remove the wheel. I think this was only implemented in the 12s rim brake ...
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Can I use Shimano B03S brake pads on my Tektro HD M285 Braking system?

Yes, perfect fit. You may find third-party manufacturers offer better value though, especially for resin pads.
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Hydraulic Disc Brakes still Spongy after bleeding?

When you mentioned that that the brakes became spongy again after tipping and turning the handlebars some, that is a clue that there is still some air in the system, and you will need to go through ...
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Tektro hydraulic disc brakes chatter under load

Upon further inspection, it appears the chattering was caused by loose hub bearings. When the brakes were applied, I was able to move the front wheel laterally in the forks and when unmounted, both ...
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Tektro hydraulic disc brakes chatter under load

The cause of brake chatter can vary, and you'll need to do some troubleshooting to pinpoint the underlying cause. First, is the brake track uniform along the entire circumference? If it's been sitting ...
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Hydraulic Disc Brakes still Spongy after bleeding?

Assuming the bleed was done properly and there is no more air in the system, it could be that the brake hose is damaged. This would allow the brake hose to expand on pressing the brake, effectively ...
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Replacing Tektro MD-M280

If you want to replace your mechanical by another mechanical the main specs to pay attention to are the mounting points and cable pull. They differ between "MTB" and road standards: MTBs use ...
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Repair Tektro HD-M275 brake lever

Most levers come with some lubrication at the ball tip of the plunger (aka reach screw), so hopefully some of that escaping is all you're seeing to suggest you've lost fluid. When the snapring pops ...
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Big vibration with Tektro Auriga brakes

What QR Skewer do you use? I had the same problem on my QR disc brake bike. After upgrading to BB7 with a good, brand new rotor and good bedding in, the issue got better but did not go away completely....
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Tektro HD-M290, change to a dropbar lever configuration. Which levers are compatible?

The issue of cross-brand hydraulic lever-caliper compatibility has been discussed here previously. See this question and its answers: Hydraulic disc brake - lever compatibility. TLDR: no evidence for ...
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Hydraulic brake bleed fail - try again or replace?

There is a unifying theme with bleeding Tektro and similar brakes: disregard the written procedures, don't trust the contents of any bleed kit to give you what you need, aggressively modify the kit ...
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Hydraulic brake bleed fail - try again or replace?

I'm only going to answer an aspect of your question; you can apply it to your brake how you wish. Firstly, Certain Tekro models are fiddly to bleed but also feel like they need bleeding if the pads ...
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Anyone know what a replacement Disc pads might be for Tektro HD-R290?

TLDR: Shimano K03S or Swisstop Disc 34. The HD-R290 brakes spec sheet does not indicate the pad to use - except that it must be resin, but finding subsitutes to the F10BS is possible. According to ...
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Anyone know what a replacement Disc pads might be for Tektro HD-R290?

Tektro F10BS seem to be unique. I have multiple pads for other bikes, including a bunch of E10.11 pads, and they are NOT the same size. The Tektro HD R290 brakes will not take the slightly bigger pads....
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TEKTRO Road Bike Mechanical Disc Brakes MD-C550 Pads

I had the same issue with the Trek Domane AL 2 Disk but successfully used the E10.11 with the MD-C550 disc brakes as replacement pads.
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Improving braking performance of long reach Tektro R559 calipers?

Right now, if I have any speed at all, I feel like I can barely get enough braking power to come to a stop. In particular, the rear brake feels very weak. You failed to explain why it feels weak. ...
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After bleeding Tektro Draco one of the screws on the reservoir tank is leaking

In this area it's likely that any leak will be a fault in a rubber part or the reservor cover. These include the diaphragm and whatever o-rings are around the bolts, which appear to include the bleed ...
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Hydraulic brake bleed fail - try again or replace?

I just got my front brake of the same model bled to a point where I'm happy. There's still a bit of sponginess, but the bike will stop. A few tips I found helpful: As Nathan said, put zip ties on all ...
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Big vibration with Tektro Auriga brakes

That kind of vibration can be difficult to eliminate without replacing the rotor. The window pattern on a given rotor can contribute to it, as can the uneven transfer layer that can develop from not ...
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