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Originally Posted by magicmervev
Thanks for the advice guys. I should have said that previously they were better than average, which for my size I was very happy with, but since I've left it / cleaned it they have become worse. I think the bleeding route could the next move. If not then I will look into bigger discs. Thanks again
Since they were fine before there's no need to consider an upgrade. The issue is related to what changed, either the time in storage, or some contamination or film from your cleaning.
Either proper cleaning, bleeding, or possibly replacing or refacing the pucks that you might somehow have degraded with a cleaning agent.
BTW - brakes that need bleeding usually have a spongy feel because of the compressibility if the air in the lines, or contamination of the hydraulic fluid. If the brakes have a solid feel and you cannot depress the lever to the bar, then it's not a hydraulics problem, and you're back to the task of getting the disc and pucks properly cleaned and restored to full friction.
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