The local shop that sold me the excellent Jagwire brake holders and pads went out of business. Trying to find OEM pads wo holders was sending me round the bend. Enter Kool Stop. With a bit of flex these fit my existing holders just fine and I have only great things to say about the dual compound. Add that to the great price and they now have me as a customer for life.
Great replacement pads for the Shimano XT. No noise, stops the bike great. Better price than the Shimano OEM replacements. Does not pick-up sand in the brake pad that will damage your rims.