i have a felt sr81 bike which i am very happy with except for the brakes.
it has a road bike frame/wheelset with upright handlebars and shimano v-brakes. the next level up in bike has shimano deore type v-brakes.
i have always thought the brakes were a little on the soft side..had them readjusted after a recent crash and they are well centered and mechanically seem to work fine. i just want a little more stopping power...im 6 ft 205 lbs btw
would upgrading just the pads help me? ...or would buying a better v-brake set/levers help be more?