Basically, is it normal for new pads to get a bit more grip after a small amount of wear?
I'm sure there will be plenty of folks wanting to tell me to just switch to salmon pads, but I bought some adjustable brake pad holders form my cross bike and I'd like to at least give the pads that came with them a fair shake. I replaced the front pads a week or so back and spent a few days riding then tweaking, etc and I'm pretty pleased with the front now. On the back, I just put the pads on last night and set them up like I now have the front and they seem to have very little grip on the rim.
I'm curious if maybe it takes a bit of breaking in new pads and that I should expect slightly better performance after a couple of rides on these rear pads as a few days use is the only real difference I can tell between my setup on the front and rear right now.