Hi there. My V-brakes suck. They were fine for relatively flat terrain (canada) but where I live now is much hillier, and there is more crap on the road, which is also usually wet.
My hands are killing me after a short 35 mile ride yesterday over hilly terrain. I had to apply far too much force to slow the bike down, and never really felt I had the kind of control over braking that I would like.
I have had them checked and the brakes are technically fine. Newish pads on both, but they are bedded in. Rims are fine. I think the brakes just don't suit this combination of terrain and climate.
What do y'all use? I am looking for a solution that doesn't involve major changes (e.g. disc brakes) and will happily entertain suggestions around different style of brakes. I recently converted to butterfly / trekking bars, and have a set of dura ace brake levers. My bike has sticky-outie things that the brakes are attached to, as well as a threaded thingie in the centre at the top of the forks.