Love the new DCT tour and impressed with braking capabilities however at 23000 miles I replaced the pads and was disappointed in cost for replacement. I realized I was almost exclusively using the brakes for slowing down and stopping. Consequently the pads didn't last as long as I had hoped. I now conscientiously try to downshift when approaching intersections or approaching other stops. The downshifts are smooth and I am not overly aggressive on the downshifts. I am hopeful with this minor riding adjustment in how I slow down that the brake pads will last considerably longer. Chalk this up to operator error - nothing wrong with the brakes. They're great!