I've got some low-priced PBS brake pads with about 3K miles on them. That rear brake had almost no braking power and contributed to my crash from last week. The pads don't appear worn and I adjusted the pad so it has better contact along the rim.
Yet even on dry pavement, the back brake still doesn't brake as nicely as my last bike. Wish I knew which pad that bike had on them. Many hard stops and never a slide-out.
I have just the stock 5200 brake mechanism...Guess that's a V-brake style? What is a good brake pad for rain?