Hey guys, Since im getting back into cycling I wanted to ask another question about a potential upgrade item that i have never been a fan of on my bike.
Ok here goes, On my bike I have tektro quartz brake calipers. They seem ok dual pivot and what not. But one thing ive never liked is the lack of power. I already put some kool stop salmon pads on and that helped alot but i test road a felt z4? a while back, I think. 105 group set all around unlike my bike where they cheeped out on brakes and front der and tried to say it was a "105 equipped bike"
off what a difference. I wanted to make sure that it wasnt something i was missing. I looked down 105 brakes with stock pads and holders on the same cxp22 wheels as I had. but it stopped so much better. So it makes me beg the question. are tektro brakes garbage? do they have so much flex in them they cant adequately transfer braking force to the wheel?
So I wanted to ask your guys oppinion because my bike stops better but not as well as i wanted. I checked all the cables and everything to make sure i wasnt missing anything. they are all clear and smooth.
If brakes do matter what would be a good upgrade option? I was looking at 105 or Sram apex. I would like to keep it somewhere in that range but Im open to suggestions.
Also if anyone can think of anything im missing to help gain some of my "missing" brake force that would be great.
Thanks very much