Brake pads on my beat-up commuter bike were worn quite a lot, so I decided to replace them with a set of some generic pads from my parts bin. The new pads still didn't work too well and I even started to regret changing them, but today I got caught up in a rain and whoa! The braking suddenly got much better. I always thought that rim brakes always work worse when wet, so this behavior really puzzles me. Anyone here had the same situation or did I buy some magical brake pads from a sprite?