OK, so I had some "average" bike prep from the shop on the green snake...incl the self extracting crank doing just that on a ride...but I still love Senor Verde.
The remaining big issue is brakes. The Avid 4s are stock and pretty much don't work, plus horrible shuddering from the front. I'm keen to try salmon kool stop pads, the shop owner is keen to try mini Vs on my bike. I've read mini Vs are sensitive to wheel trueness...plus it kinda seems halfassed as a solution.
- adjust existing set-up myself, obviously the shop hasn't done a great job
- kool stops
- mini Vs
- shimanos or higher Avids
- empellas, Pauls etc
- travel agent and V brakes
I'd like enough power to lock up either end on a dry road, I can kinda ride around wet and muddy performance
Advice as always appreciated, TIA