At the start of every ride my brakes don't work- they're LX discs and at the minute I'm running Alligator pads but it happens with all brands.
They squeal a bit and stop me slowly, but I'm used to one finger braking. If I go through essentially a bedding in process at the start of every ride they start to work, but with all the pads I've had over the past few months they all seem to just stop working at about half worn.
I've cleaned everything with disc cleaner, filed the pads back and the rotor and it still does it so I've put it down to one of two things-
1- running 203mm/180mm rotor combo- I think I don't generate enough heat for the pads to work properly. This always used to work but I might've got better or something.
2- keeping the bike in a shed this year while it always used to live in the house.
Any other ideas?