- How powerful should my brakes feel?
Something is clearly up. I’d start with looking at the pads; there is a good chance the’re either glazed, contaminated or otherwise worn out:
Take them out of the caliper and attack the face of the pad with some rough sandpaper or similar (to remove the glaze that can build up of they’ve been overheated). Then reinstall and see if they’re any better. If not, then they could be contaminated with lubricant or similar, so replace them.
If all of the above fails, then perhaps there is a more significant problem.Posted 4 years agoMrPottatoHeadMember
I’m noticing a serious lack of power from my brakes lately-I cannot bring the bike to a stop even when hauling them on as hard as possible so clearly there’s a problem, but realistically how should they be working? Should I be able to lock back wheel with one finger and pitch myself over the bars with a handful of front or iss that not attainable?
At 90kg am I too fat for 160mm rotors or is it likely to just be new pads and a bleed needed?Posted 4 years ago
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