I recently upgraded to an Avid mech in the front with Avid AD3 brake levers. I am using Aztec Powerline brake housing and cable and it feels very smooth and consistent. Overall, braking seems very consistant when compared to Vbrakes, but I dont really seem to have any braking power. It seems like the power I get is applied directly by my hand and I have no mechanical advantage. Regardless of how hard I pull I cannot lock up the brakes. I can stop fairly quickly, but it requires a lot of strength and my hand gets tired quickly.
Any idea as to what the problem is here?
I think the brakes are set up properly, but these are the only discs I have played with. I have not touched the braking surface of the rotors. I would say I have put on 100-150 miles since I have had these brakes, so they should be broken in.