My GF recently bought herself an 08 Kona Jake. Nice bike, full tiagra, rack mounts, road triple. Perfect for her commuting/fitness/light touring.. She needs a new seat but other than that everythings great - except THE BRAKES SUCK! I mean, really bad. The bikes got a few hundred miles on it, so things should be seated by now, but they still are lacking stopping power. Even for me, I can crank on the levers and very poor performance.
Avid shorty 4's. Stock pads. Stock rims. These rims have grooves in the braking surface. The brakes seme to be set up right, no excess slop anywhere.
I have avid shortys on my poprad and the brakes are great.
anyone have similar issue? suggestions? Hopefully I can get some good pads and this will be gone!