I just got my new Trek Portland commuter! (on b/o for over 3 months) I was able to commute on it yesterday and I need some assistance.
The bike came with Avid disc's, BB7 roads and I am a bit unimpressed with the stopping power or lack there of. I have Hyd disk's on my FS and they stop on a dime. All my road bike's have standard brakes and they have more power than these Avids. I live in the Mtns of Western NC, Asheville and brakes are a must, plus dealing with traffic.
They have 105 levers and the bike was setup by my LBS of which I trust. But the rear level squeezes all the way to the bar before I get any stopping power which is little. I had to move my fingers out of the way to keep from pinching them in braking. Yes, I know that 75% of my stopping power comes from the front, but regardless they should require that much, I mean these are disks!
The LBS said that is the nature of these brakes. Is that true?
Any help would be appriciated!