For 20 years I've been riding a Diamondback S10 bike. It was alright, it had V-brakes and when they stopped working, I decided it was time to get a new bike.
I bought a Raleigh AT30, just finished putting it all together and setting it up. This bike has Promax DSK-400 cable disc brakes, and has Clarks written on them so I'm guessing it's made by Clarks?
Anyway, my question is about the brakes. I expected them to be a lot stronger than V-brakes, but they don't seem to be. I'm certain they are set up correctly, but they just don't provide much stopping power. They can't lock up the wheels, just slow them to a stop. Surely this can't be normal? Do disc brakes have a setting-in period?
Thanks for any advice given!