'04 Bianchi Axis; a great ride, but...
...the Shimano 105 STI brakes are almost useless offroad. the front cantilever is especially crappy. it shudders violently even when I apply only a 15-20% squeeze on it. i've re-toed the pads a few times and messed with the cable but nothing seems to help. if i could get a little more performance from the front unit, the brakes on the bike would be passable. aside from swapping out the entire brake set, any suggestions?
otherwise, this is an amazing bike.
thanks a bunch in advance.