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come on, 10 people replied to "can bar tape be reused?"
LOL...Sad but true
Are these new brakes?
All disc brakes, especially some hydro types, need to be ridden a while before the pads brake in.
Before the pads are broken in, it may feel like there is more modulation.
THe only way to change the modulation on a pair of XT's (that I know of) is to:
a: Don't cut the hose down, a little extra length will give less RAW stopping power
b: Try different pads, ft and rr and find out what works the best for you. Most people prefer more modulation in the back, so I would suggest trying a hard compound in the back, and soft in front.
THe harder compounds should give you more modulation.
I wouldn't suggest (un) bleeding the brakes.
You could also try using a different rotor, although the only rotor that I know of that would give better modulation is from Stan's No TUbes. And they're for weight weenies for sure.