I bought a 09 Rockhopper month ago and LBS salesperson assured me that stock brakes will do the job for weekend riding in mountains, unless it would be really wet. Coming from road cycling I believed the guy knowing I have no problems locking the rear wheel with my stock brakes.
After few trips to mountains I could not lock the rear wheel on downhills, which is really annoying. I upgraded the brake pads to KoolStops with softer compound. Still no help, wheel would randomly lock on downhills, which is really annoying because you never know when it will happen and it causes REAL problems when you fly down on gravel.
My question is, will the disk brakes offer precise control? I want to know exactly when wheel would lock and when it will just brake.
Any suggestions for brakes and real wheel and where to buy it online?
I weight 155Lbs.