spongy brake levers after replacing pads
hi guys! i just bought a new focus hybrid with tektro draco hydraulic brakes. everything worked great but the brakes sounded bad (metal on metal unpleasant noise) with the stock pads so i switched the front brake out with a kool-stop pad. i followed the instructions on the manual / some youtube videos - removed stock pads, reset calipers by pressing into them, insert new pads, install wheel, "bed-in" calipers by squeezing brake lever 30+ times, and finally adjusted pads to rotor by unscrewing break & tightening lever while screwing it back in. The manual says the pads require 30-40 full stops to achieve optimum breaking performance, which i think i did.
After i pull my break lever 15 times it seems to go back to the correct behavior but soon after it just becomes as spongy as before, the lever going almost all the way to the grips. its not effective at all compared to my back brake which i didn't change out.
Did i miss a step? Or does it take a really long time to "bed in"? this is weird for a new product.