Hi guys, this is my first post on here so be gentle. I've been biking for a while, but only starting to take it to the next level. I'm starting to use my bike every day for committing to work (it's a 5min journey) and 10 - 30 mile rides through the woods etc.
I've had my Whyte 801 for about a year and I'm very pleased with it. I've just given it a good clean up after sitting in the shed for 4 months and she is looking good again. The only problem I've got is my hydraulic brakes are not stopping me at all. They squeak and no matter how hard I pull them, they just don't stop quick enough. I'd say at a rough guys they are working at about 15 - 20% efficiency. I've cleaned them and made sure there is no dirt or oil on them, I've played with the pads in the past, but have found this to be a mine field of problems if it doesn't go right.
I've always struggled with brakes. I'm 6ft and roughly 19st so I'm a big lad. Could it be that my bike just can't take my size or is there a way I can ensure my brakes stop me the way they should?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks