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SRAM brakes stopping power

bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
edited May 2010 in Workshop
Thought I'd start a thread.

Mine are lacking a bit of bite. Not as powerful as my Ultegra. And I know that ain't right.

The cables are secure and tight, there is a minimal distance between block and rim, so that doesn't seem to be it.

Thoughts are:

1. brake surface, will give it a degrease.

2. Bedding in of swiss stop blocks.

3. Toe in. Though no squeal or judder ruling this out.

4. Mavics. Read reports Mavic's don't like some blocks?
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  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I had no problems with my Force brakes, straight out of the box.
    However, my winter bike was specced with Shimano 650R (deep drop) calipers.
    My very first ride was a wet sportive in the Surrey Downs.
    I crested the top of the first hill and really jumped on the pedals, to make the most of the twisty, singletrack downhill...
    Came to a tighter bend, hit the brakes... Nothing! Absolutely NOTHING! :shock: I almost cacked myself. God only knows how I got around, and thank God for no oncoming trafic.
    That was on Easton rims. Same pads, but are much better now, though not great...

    I'd go for 1 & 2 in your list.
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Sounds similar to me. When I used them first they seemed fine. Then in the rain, same day, they were very slippy! I thought when they dried out they would go back, but not as much as I'd like. Rim clean time first I think.
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